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Bachelor of Arts in German (120 units)

In this program, efforts are made to accommodate needs of students who simultaneously pursue many majors including Business or Engineering.

Completion of the German major (plus 6 additional units) meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in German. Prospective students should consult the undergraduate German Advisor and the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Program Advisor early to plan their program.


Lower Division:

  • One year of intermediate German or equivalent. Students who have completed sufficient high-school German may take upper-division courses as soon as lower-division requirements have been met. Students with AP credit 4 or 5 can enroll immediately in upper divisions courses. Native speakers of German may not enroll for credit in 101A/B, 201A/B, or 301/302.

Upper Division (minimum 33 units, 36 for Single Subject):

Take all of the following courses:

  • GERM 301 Fiction and Fact: Short Texts (3)
    Prerequisite: GERM 201B or equivalent. Intensive practice and the consolidation of the basic language skills: reading comprehension, composition, and conversation.
  • GERM 302 Language of the German Media (3)
    Prerequisite: GERM 201B or equivalent.
  • GERM 415 Survey of German Literature and Culture I (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • GERM 416 Survey of German Literature and Culture II (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.

Take 12 units of the following literature and culture courses taught in German:

  • GERM 430, GERM 440, GERM 450, GERM 458, GERM 459, GERM 460, GERM 480, and GERM 498

Take a minimum of 6 additional units of 300/400-level courses in German, RGR or approved courses from other programs.

Department Recommendations:

  • Consult with the major advisor for course selection.
  • Studies or an internship in a German-speaking country.

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