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Courses and programs in German are offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Classics
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a well-established, foundational degree and requires the requirements listed below alongside general graduation requirements.
To obtain a concentration in German Studies in partial fulfillment of the B.A. General Degree (i.e. one with a Double Arts Concentration and a minimum of ninety (90) credit hours), a minimum of twenty-four (24) credit hours in German Studies is required. At most 6 credit hours can be at the 1000 level. Also, the minimum grade point average is 2.00.
A minor in German Studies consists of twenty-four (24) credit hours, with at least twelve (12) of these being at the 3000 level or above. Normally, the first twelve (12) credit hour courses for the minor will be 1000 and 2000 level German language courses, followed by twelve (12) credit hours to be chosen from offerings in literature and cultural studies. Students entering the minor program with previous knowledge of German must consult the Coordinator for German Studies or the Chairperson of Modern Languages and Classics. A minimum grade point average of 2.00 is required for courses in the minor program.
The certificate program in German language and culture is designed to provide linguistic and cultural knowledge to persons interested in studying and/or working in a German-speaking country. The program consists of twenty-four (24) credit hours.
Admission to the program leading to the Certificate in German Language and Culture requires a formal application for admission and the official approval of the Coordinator for German Studies. Application forms are available from the Registrar. Eighteen (18) of the twenty-four (24) credit hours must be completed at Saint Mary’s.
The program consists of twelve (12) required credit hours in language: Introduction to the German Language I (GRMN 1101) and Introduction to the German Language II (GRMN 1102) and/or Intermediate German I (GRMN 2201) or Intermediate German II (GRMN 2202), and/or Adv Oral and Written German I (GRMN 3311) and a number of optional credit hours. These optional credit hours must be at the 3000 level or above, and will be chosen from among the following courses:
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in this certificate program is required. Students who have completed all the courses without being officially admitted to the program will not be accredited.
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