German B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - German

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 46

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

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. 

Summary

Language Core16
Lower Division Elective3
Upper Division Core Courses21-22
German Culture, Film, and Literature Electives9
Optional Lower-Division Elective
Total Hours49-50

Language Core

Rule: Must 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-

Optional Lower-Division Elective 

Rule: May take the following course

GRMN 106HIntroduction to German Culture and Civilization3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper Division Core Courses

Rule: Must complete all of the following subcategories

Minimum Required Grade: C-

21-22 Total Credits Required

Subcategory 1

Rule: Must 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

Rule: Must 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

Rule: Must complete the following courses

GRMN 312Introduction to German Literature: Drama/Poetry3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Subcategory 4

Rule: Must complete the following courses

LING 270SIntro to Linguistics3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Subcategory 5

Rule: Must complete at least 2 3-credit courses in literature at the 400 level.

Select two of the following:6
German Literature 1760-1832
19th Century German Literature
20th Century German Literature to 1945
20th Century German Literature Since 1945
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.

Select three of the following: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
German Culture 1900-Present
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Optional Lower-Division Elective

GRMN 106HIntroduction to German Culture and Civilization3
Total Hours3

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 

Rule: Must complete the following courses

LING 270SIntro to Linguistics3
MCLG 410Methods Teaching Foreign Language3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-