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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


College of Letters and Science


Foreign Languages and Literature


German


Since the acquisition of a foreign language and a basic familiarity with foreign cultures are prerequisites for a successful liberal arts education, the German program offers a structured sequence of language and conversation courses as well as a wide variety of literature and cultural history courses. The program trains students in the skills necessary for effective use of the language; provides students with a broad understanding of German, Austrian, and Swiss literature and culture; and seeks to interest the University and local community in events and developments in Germany and other German-speaking countries.

Students who have had no previous training in German should enroll in German 101. Those who have studied German in high school should take the placement exam in German, administered by the Testing Office, before enrolling; the exam is required for those who have had two or more years of high school German. After consultation with the department, a student may enroll in a course one level higher or lower than the one recommended by the placement examination.

Course of Study: German Major

The program offers a major in German that allows the student to concentrate in his/her area of interest: literature, philology, culture, or business.

All majors are required to take an advanced language proficiency exam, normally during the semester in which they complete 18 credits in the major.

The major requires a minimum of 30 credits in courses numbered 300 or above, at least 18 of them taken in residence at UWM. Not more than 9 credits per semester will be accepted from study abroad. Required are German 331, 332, 333 and 334; four additional courses on the 300 to 500 level (that are taught in German); and two courses on the 600 level.

The College requires students to complete a research experience in their major. Students fulfill this requirement in the context of the following courses:

German 488

Topics in German Philology: (Subtitle)

German 525 Seminar in Advanced German Translation

German 641

Seminar on the Intellectual Tradition in German Literature and Thought: (Subtitle)

German 643

Seminar on Genre Studies: (Subtitle)

German 645   Seminar on Representative German Authors: (Subtitle)
German 647 Seminar on Themes and Motifs in German Literature: (Subtitle)
German 649 Seminar on Theoretical Approaches to German Literature: (Subtitle)
German 651 Seminar on Contemporary German Literature: 1965 to the Present
German 671 Seminar on Phonetics
German 672 German for Professional Purposes
German 681 Seminar on the History and Structure of German

The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the major attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work.

Students are encouraged strongly to take at least 6 additional credits in related courses outside the program as recommended by their advisor. Majors must register with the program at the beginning of their candidacy.

Course of Study: German Minor

The minor in German requires a minimum of 21 credits in courses numbered 300 or above, at least 9 of them taken in residence at UWM. Four courses on the 300 level are required: German 331, 332, 333, and 334. Students must complete 9 additional credits by selecting courses from the 300 to 600 level. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.

Course of Study: Business German Minor

The business German minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits, including the following:

German 331

Intermediate German Grammar and Usage

German 332 (426) Intermediate Conversation and Composition

German 333

Analysis of German Texts

German 360

German for the Global World

 
German 672 (461) German for Professional Purposes  
One of the following:    
Bus Adm 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting  
Bus Adm 330 Organizations  
Bus Adm 360 Principles of Marketing  

The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work. Substitutions for some course requirements are possible and may include internships with firms doing business in German-speaking countries. Students also have the option of completing a Certificate in Business German offered by the Goethe Institut. For further information, consult the German Program Coordinator.



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