Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
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College of Arts and Letters Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages Undergraduate Programs German
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in German
The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in German.
The University's Tier II writing requirement for the German major is met by completing German 420, 435, 445 or 455. Those courses are referenced in item 3. a. (3) below.
The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
The completion of requirement 3. a. (7) referenced below satisfies one of the cognates required by the College. The second cognate must be in a field outside the College.
The following requirements for the major:
The following German courses (34 to 40 credits):
Two of the following courses (6 credits):
Third-Year German I
Third-Year German II
Business German I
Six additional credits at the 300-level, including at least one of the following courses (6 credits):
German Literature and Culture Before 1918
German Literature and Culture Since 1918
Twelve credits at the 400-level selected from the following courses (12 credits):
Advanced German (W)
18th and 19th German Literary Studies (W)
20th Century and Contemporary German Literary Studies (W)
Major Themes in German Cultural History (W)
Linguistic Analysis of Modern German
Special Topics in German Studies
1 to 4
The following capstone course (1 credit):
German electives: Additional credits in German courses numbered 250 and above, with the exception of German 400, as needed to meet the requirement of at least 34, but not more than 40, credits in courses in the major. A maximum of 3 credits of German 250 or Linguistics and Languages 250A may be counted as elective credits toward the major.
Study Abroad requirement: Students with a primary major in German are expected to participate in a study abroad experience approved by the German program. MSU study abroad programs are available at various sites in Germany and Austria throughout the year. Completion of German 202, or the equivalent, is a requirement for participation. Under special circumstances, equivalent experiences may be approved by the department.
Cognate Requirement: One 12–credit cognate in the field of European Studies.
James Madison Writing: 2. James Madison Writing: 2 courses from MC111, MC112
Residential College Writing: 3. Residential College Writing: 2 courses from RCAH111, RCAH112
Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201
Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211
Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses
Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL
Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses
Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE
Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE
Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit
Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10
Requirement 11: Major - German - Third-Year or Business German
Major - German - Third-Year or Business German: 2 courses from GRM301, GRM302, GRM311
Requirement 12: Major - German - Literature and Culture
Major - German - Literature and Culture: 1 course from GRM341, GRM342
Requirement 13: Major - German - 300-Level Course
Major - German - 300-Level Course: 1 course from Additional 300 level German course.
Requirement 14: Major - German - Selected 400-Level Courses
Major - German - Selected 400-Level Courses: 4 courses from GRM420, GRM435, GRM445, GRM455, GRM460, GRM491
Requirement 15: Major - German - Capstone
Major - German - Capstone: 1 course from GRM492
Requirement 16: Major - German - Study Abroad
Major - German - Study Abroad: 1 course from Study Abroad requirement. Completion of GRM 202 or equivalent is required. See your Academic Advisor.
Requirement 17: Major Distribution
Major Distribution: 34 credits from German electives. Additional crs in GRM courses 250 and above, excluding GRM400, to meet the requirement of at least 34 but not more than 40 crs in courses in the major.
Requirement 18: College - Arts and Letters - European Studies Discipline
College - Arts and Letters - European Studies Discipline: 12 credits from a European Studies cognate. One 300 or 400 level course of at least 3 credits must be included. The courses must be approved by the student's academic advisor.
Requirement 19: College - Arts and Letters - Non Arts and Letters Cognate
College - Arts and Letters - Non Arts and Letters Cognate: 12 credits from Courses in a cognate. One 300-400 level course of at least 3 credits must be included between the Open Cognate and the Non Arts & Letters Cognate. Both the cognate and the courses must be approved by the student's academic advisor.
Requirement 20: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.
Requirement 21: College - Arts and Letters - Second Language
College - Arts and Letters - Second Language: 1 course from a second year foreign language course demonstrating competency in a foreign language.
Requirement 22: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.
Requirement 23: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.