German

College of Arts and Sciences

103 Shatzel Hall, 419-372-2268

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in German are expected to:

  • Attain language proficiency levels congruent with national professional standards published by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the aesthetic qualities and socio-historical contexts of a set of representative texts from German culture;
  • Be able to employ different interpretive approaches;
  • Know the cultural history and social realities of at least one target culture society, most likely Austrian or German.

Major, Bachelor of Arts (21 hours at 3000-level and 4000-level, 27 total hours) - minor required - Spring 2019 course requirements

GERM 2000, GERM 2020 (6)
GERM 3110 or GERM 3130 (3)
GERM 2150, 2160, or 4160 (3)
GERM 3170-3180 (6)
One of: GERM 3310, 4170, 4310, 4320 (3)
Two electives, with one at 4000 level (6)

Minor (18)

The minor in German is available to any non-German major. This minor allows students to take a variety of German courses that are suitable for the student's career or graduate study goals. Students may choose from a variety of language, culture, translation, literature and film courses offered at the BGSU campus of through BGSU's Academic Semester/Year or Summer Programs in Salzburg, Austria.

  • GERM 2020 (3)
  • GERM 3170
  • German electives (12) - any courses in GERM from 2020 through the 4000-level, with at least one course at the 4000-level, except GERM 3000.

Other programs
Programs in German are also offered by the College of Education and Human Development.