Majors and Minor

Major

  • Successful completion of 10 courses (30 credit hours) beyond the three-semester language requirement.
  • These 10 courses must include successful completion of 20202, 30104, and 30204 and an additional 7 electives at the 30000- or 40000-level. 
  • Of these 10 courses, 4 must be upper-division courses at the home institution from departmental offerings; 2 must be at the 40000-level.

Supplementary Major

  • Successful completion of 8 courses (24 credit hours) beyond the three-semester language requirement.
  • These 8 courses must include successful completion of 20202, 30104, and 30204 and an additional 5 electives at the 30000- or 40000-level.
  • Of these 8 courses, 3 must be upper-division courses at the home institution from departmental offerings; 1 must be at the 40000-level.

International Economics Major

The newly created undergraduate major in International Economics is a collaborative effort between the Department of Economics and the various departments of languages and literatures. Through the new major, the collaborating departments seek to blend two programs of study to ensure that students will achieve advanced linguistic and cultural competency in a foreign language as well as excellent preparation in economics.

German Requirements:

  • Completion of the language requirement plus the following:
  • GE 20202 Intermediate German II
  • GE 20113 German for the Business World
  • GE 30104 Advanced Composition and Conversation
  • GE 30204 Introduction to German Literature and Culture
  • 2 electives; one of which must be at the 4000-level; one of which may be taught in English

For economics requirements, please see the Department of Economics webpage.

Minor

  • Successful completion of 5 courses (15 credit hours) beyond the three-semester language requirement.
  • These 5 courses must include successful completion of 20202, 30104, and 30204 and an additional 2 electives at the 30000- or 40000-level. 
  • Of these 5 courses, 2 must be upper-division courses at the home institution from departmental offerings; and 1 may be in English.

Placement Exam

Any student with previous German experience MUST TAKE the placement exam before enrolling in a German course. Please note that this includes students who have taken an AP or SAT II exam.