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German Major

For complete information on courses please reference the college catalog.

Requirement of 32 semester credit hours in German language, literature, film and culture courses which includes: 

German Courses 

Course Title Hours
341 Contemporary German Culture 1  4
342 Contemporary German Culture 2
 4
343*

German Cultural Identity from Charlemagne to the Berlin Republic

(*taught on-site in Munich and Berlin during Wheaton in Germany)

 4

Select two 300-level topics courses from the following combinations: either two different versions of GERM 351, two different versions of GERM 361 or one GERM 351 and one GERM 361 course.

N.B. Secondary Education majors in German will take a GERM 371 and one other 300-level topics course to satisfy these eight hours.

300-level topics courses


351- Topics in German Literature and Culture (varied subjects)

361- Culture and Communication (varied subjects)

 8

Select one, four-hour, 400-level course

400-level topics courses

 431- Other Germans: Turkish and Minority Experience

432- The Holocaust and Contemporary Jewish Experience

*489- Special Topics (*offered only in Germany)
 4
 496 Internship in Berlin (arranged in conjunction with Wheaton in Germany)
 4
494-1
    or
494-2
Senior Capstone Seminar
 4

German Secondary Education required courses

GERM 341, 342, 343 (summer Wheaton in Germany program; either GERM 351 or 361; GERM 371; 431 or 432 (or 489 – offered only in Germany); GERM 496 internship, and either 494-1 or 494-2 (Senior Capstone).

While a full semester in a German-speaking country is highly recommended, the study abroad requirement for majors with a secondary education focus will be considered met via the summer Wheaton in Germany program (GERM 343) followed by a four-week internship in Berlin (GERM 496) as noted above.

Students must also achieve at least an ‘Intermediate-High’ rating on an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) taken upon returning from their study abroad experience or as recommended by advisor. Please consult the Education Department for a list of Education courses and general education courses required for teaching licensure.

German Minor

Students must complete 20 hours (i.e. five, four-hour courses including GERM 341, 342, 343 (summer Wheaton in Germany program), either 351 or 361, and one, 400-level course of their choice form the courses listed above. (N.B. German 431 and 432 are highly recommended. Completion of the GERM 496 internship also satisfies the 4oo-level course requirement for the German minor.)

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