In addition to the area distribution requirements for the School of Liberal Arts, the major in German requires the following:
The German Major requires a minimum of 29 credit hours above the 100 level, including at least one capstone language course (i.e. G423, G431, G445, G465), one contemporary culture course (G365), at least one 400-level historical culture and literature course (i.e. G407, G408, G409, G410), and a student portfolio (G498). Other courses may be selected on the basis of level of placement by test or course work, and/or focus of interest. They include all 200-, 300-, and 400-level courses, except courses taugh in English.
The minor in German is for students whose interest is in the German language as a tool of communication. Its emphasis is on competence in the skills of reading, writing, and understanding spoken German, as well as on conversational proficiency in German.
The minor can be beneficial to students in the natural and social sciences, business, engineering and technology, other languages, and interdisciplinary subjects. Requirements for the minor consist of 14 credit hours to include G225 and G230, plus a minimum of 6 credit hours from courses at the 300- or 400-level.
Students majoring in biomedical, mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering can also earn an applied German major. The dual degree program takes five years to complete and includes a one-semester internship in Germany during the fourth year of study. Students may formally enter into the program after successful completion of the freshman engineering program. For further information contact the German Program Director or the freshman Engineering Director.
Teaching Major Requirements
The Teaching Major requires the completion of at least 36 hours, of which 30 credit hours must be in courses at the 300- and 400-levels. For a detailed description of all the requirements, see the German Program Director and refer to the IU School of Education section of the Campus Bulletin.
In order to provide recognition to outstanding students in German, the department offers and Honors Program as well as H-Option courses.