German B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - German

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 46-47

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division GRMN courses presented in fulfillment of requirements for the German major.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Language Core16
Upper-Division Core Courses21-22
German Culture, Film, and Literature Electives9
Total Hours46-47

Language Core

Complete all of the following courses:
GRMN 101Elementary German I4
GRMN 102Elementary German II4
GRMN 201Intermediate German I4
GRMN 202Intermediate German II4
Total Hours16

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Core Courses

Rule: Must complete all of the following subcategories. 21-22 total credits required.

Subcategory 1

Complete all of the following courses:
GRMN 301German: Oral and Written Expression I3
GRMN 311Introduction to German Literature3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Subcategory 2

Complete 1 of the following courses:
GRMN 302German Oral & Written Expresion II3-4
or GRMN 305 Practicum in German Language
Total Hours3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Subcategory 3

Complete the following course:
GRMN 312Introduction to German Literature: Drama/Poetry3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Subcategory 4

Complete the following course:
LING 270SIntro to Linguistics3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Subcategory 5

Complete two of the following courses:6
German Literature 1760-1832
19th Century German Literature
20th Century German Literature to 1945
20th Century German Literature Since 1945
German Literature Since Unification
Special Topics
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

German Culture, Film, and Literature Electives

Rule: May substitute a 400-level course with consent of instructor

Note: The upper-division writing expectation must be met by successfully completing either GRMN 351H or GRMN 352H.

Complete three of the following courses:9
Introduction to Multicultural Literature in Contemporary Germany
Survey of German Cinema
Nature and the Environment in German Literature and Film
German Culture & Civilization
German Culture: Beginnings to Romanticism
Germ Culture: Romanticism to the Present
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Teaching German Concentration

Extended Major Teaching Field of German

For an endorsement in the extended major teaching field of German, a student must complete the requirements for the B.A. with a major in German which includes LING 270S, plus MCLG 410. Study in a German language country, provided either through the University's Study Abroad Program or an experience considered to be equivalent, also is required. German qualifies for a single field endorsement. However, there is a limited demand in the majority of Montana high schools for teachers with a single endorsement in German. Students are encouraged to complete the requirements for a second teaching endorsement (major or minor) in another field in more demand in high schools.

To sign up for this option, you need to contact Teaching and Learning Department. Do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this option must come from the Curriculum and Instruction Department.

Concentrations will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication and are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

Individuals interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a degree in the content area they want to teach plus the teacher preparation program through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Individuals must complete the teaching major/teaching track within that degree program, which may contain different course requirements than the academic major since the sequence of courses is designed to meet state standards. Upon completion of the degree program with the teaching track and the secondary licensure program, one will be eligible for a standard Montana teaching license in this content area.

Teaching Licensure Requirements

Note: Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Teaching and & Learning  in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information. A major GPA of 2.75 is required to be eligible for student teaching.

Teaching Concentration 

Must complete the following courses:
LING 270SIntro to Linguistics3
MCLG 410Methods Teaching Foreign Language3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-