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    Oct 25, 2020  
American University Catalog 2019-2020 
    
American University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

German Studies (BA)


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Offered by the Department of World Languages and Cultures , College of Arts and Sciences .

Admission to the Program


Students must be approved by the department for formal admission to the major. Language coursework may be waived if high school or other preparation warrants it. Placement will be made in consultation with a departmental advisor.

University Requirements


AU Core Requirements


For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements


  • 39 credit hours with grades of C or better
    • Prerequisite: completion of intermediate language level
  • One of the following field concentrations:
    • 12 credit hours in a second foreign language at any level
    • 12 credit hours in area studies in the major field at or above 300-level
    • Teacher education leading to certification to teach a foreign language at the secondary level
    • An approved minor related to the major field; for example, another language, business administration, communication, economics, political science, history, sociology, literature, anthropology, or international studies

Course Requirements


Required (12 credit hours)


Note: GERM-332  and GERM-333  may be replaced by other 300- or 400-level courses if warranted by language proficiency.

Linguistics (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from the following, or 3 credit hours of TESL-xxx coursework at 400-level as approved by advisor:

Capstone (3 credit hours)


  • 3 credit hours of approved coursework at or above 400-level

Electives (21 credit hours)


  • 21 credit hours chosen from 300- to 400-level courses, independent study projects, internships, and topics courses in German studies

Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.

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