German B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - German

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 43

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2020-21

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 Core and Introduction to German Culture

19

Upper-Division Core Courses

12

German Culture, Film, and Literature Electives

9

Teaching German Track

Total Hours

40


Language Core

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

GRMN 106H

Introduction to German Culture

3

GRMN 101

Elementary German I

4

GRMN 102

Elementary German II

4

GRMN 201

Intermediate German I

4

GRMN 202

Intermediate German II

4

Total Hours

19

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core Courses

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

Subcategory 1

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

GRMN 301

Studies in German Language, Media, and Culture I

3

GRMN 302

Studies in German Language, Media, and Culture II

3

GRMN 311

Introduction to German Literature

3

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Subcategory 2

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 1 of the following courses:

3

GRMN 441

19th Century German Literature

GRMN 451

20th and 21st Century German Literature

GRMN 491

Special Topics

Total Hours

3

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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete three of the following courses:

9

GRMN 317L

Introduction to Multicultural Literature in Contemporary Germany

GRMN 322L

Survey of German Cinema

GRMN 340L

Nature and the Environment in German Literature and Film

GRMN 350

German Culture & Civilization

GRMN 351H

German Culture: Beginnings to Romanticism

GRMN 352H

Germ Culture: Romanticism to the Present

Total Hours

9

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.

  • 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 in another field in more demand in high schools.

  • 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.

Teaching German Track Requirements

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

LING 270S

Intro to Linguistics

3

MCLG 410

Methods Teaching Foreign Language

3

Total Hours

6

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.