German Minor

Minor - German

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 31-32

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Summary

Language Core16
Upper-Division Core Courses12-13
German Culture, Film, and Literature Electives3
Teaching German Track
Total Hours31-32

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: Complete all of the following subcategories. 12-13 total credits required.

Note: Native or near-native speakers of German must substitute two 400-level literature courses for GRMN 301 and GRMN 302.

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 one 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-


German Culture, Film, and Literature Electives

Complete one of the following courses:3
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 Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching German Track

Notes:

  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.
  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and  Learning Department.  
  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.
  • Individuals completing the teaching track of this minor must also complete the teaching track of a major in another teaching content area.

Teaching German Track Requirements

Complete all of the following courses:
LING 270SIntro to Linguistics3
MCLG 410Methods Teaching Foreign Language3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach ­­­­­German, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department