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2015-2016 University Catalog

    Academic Majors/Minors

German Studies

Program Director: Brian Arganbright (barganbright@transy.edu)
Office: Haupt 305
Phone: 233-8782 

Recommended Sequence of Courses

German Studies Major Pattern
A) Beginning German in the fall term of the first year with semester study abroad: 
First Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
GER 1014 German I  GER 1024 German II  

Sophomore Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
GER 1034 German III 2000-level German course GER 2044 Contemporary German Cinema

Junior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
Semester Abroad: 2000-level German course GER 2144 Weimar and New German Cinema
At least 3 3000-level German courses*    

Senior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
3000-level German course  GER 4444 Senior Seminar  

*If a student takes more than typical load of 4 courses while abroad and thus wishes to reduce the number of courses taken on campus by 1, it is recommended that the student do so by taking only 1 of the 2 May term courses listed above.
B) Beginning German in the fall term of the first year with summer study abroad:
First Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
GER 1014 German I GER 1024 German II  

Sophomore Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
GER 1034 German III 2000-level German course GER 2044 Contemporary German Cinema

   
Junior Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
3000-level German course 2000-level German course GER 2144 Weimar and New German Cinema
2 3000-level courses taken in an approved summer study abroad program

Senior Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
3000-level German course GER 4444 Senior Seminar  
C) Beginning German in the fall term of the second year:
First Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term

Sophomore Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
GER 1014 German I GER 1024 German II  

Junior Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
GER 1034 German III 2000-level German course GER 2144 Weimar and New German Cinema

Senior Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
Semester Abroad: 2000-level German course GER 2044 Contemporary German Cinema
4 3000-level courses* GER 4444 Senior Seminar   

*Requires approval of Committee on Admissions and Academic Standards (CAAS) for waiver of the transfer policy requiring 8 of the last 9 units to be taken in residence
 
D) High School German background, beginning with GER-1034 and summer study abroad:
First Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
GER 1034 German III 2000-level German course  

Sophomore Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
3000-level German course 2000-level German course GER 2044 Contemporary German Cinema
 
2 3000-level courses taken in an approved summer study abroad program

Junior Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
3000-level German course 2000-level German course GER 2144 Weimar and New German Cinema

Senior Year
Fall Term Winter Term May Term
3000-level German course GER 4444 Senior Seminar  

NOTE:
In this last pattern, eleven courses that meet major requirements are listed.  Since the major only requires 9 courses above  1034, students have considerable flexibility in that they can choose not to enroll in a German course during two of their campus terms.  If a student chooses to do a semester rather than a summer program in Germany, this will further reduce by one or two the number of on-campus German courses required.  It is important to note, however, that study abroad is required to complete a German Studies major.  Thus, taking the 9 campus courses beyond 1034 listed above does not meet the requirements for a major.  These nine campus courses are insufficient on another count as well, i.e. the list of campus courses does not include 5 3000-level courses or above, which is also a requirement for the major.
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