German B.A.

Degree Requirements

Preparation for Major:

  • German 1A: Elementary German (5 units)
  • German 1B: Elementary German (5 units)
  • German 25A: Intermediate German (5 units)
  • German 25B: Intermediate German (5 units)

Requirements for the Major:

  • German 101A: Advanced German (4 units)
  • German 101B: Advanced German (4 units)
  • German 102A: German Culture until 1871 or
    German102B: German Culture from 1871 (3 units)

Four of the Following:

  • German 120A: Modern German Prose (3 units)
  • German 120B: Modern German Drama and Lyric (3 units)
  • German 140A: Literature from Goethe to 1900 (3 units)
  • German 140B: Literature before Goethe (3 units)
  • German 150: German Literature & Film (3 units)
  • German 160: Special Topics in Germanic Studies (3 units)

At Least One of the Following:

  • German 105: German Phonology (2 units)
  • German 110: German Morphology and Syntax (3 units)
  • German 160: Special Topicsin Germanic Studies (3 units)

German B.A. Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  1. Language & Communication. Written Expression. Develop advanced (ACTFL) skills in writing German.
  2. Language & Communication. Reading Comprehension. Develop advanced (ACTFL) skills in reading German.
  3. Language & Communication. Oral Expression. Develop advanced (ACTFL) skills in speaking German.
  4. Language & Communication. Listening Comprehension. Develop advanced (ACTFL) skills in understanding spoken German.
  5. Literacy: Develop the students' ability to use appropriate terminology in linguistic, cultural, or literary analysis.
  6. Linguistics: Develop the students' ability to recognize the various components that make up the German language, to understand complex syntactical features, and to analyze and reflect on the grammar.
  7. Cultural Knowledge: Develop the students' ability to understand the cultural and intellectual development of German-speaking civilizations and societies within their socio-political contexts.
  8. Literary Analysis and Traditions: Develop the students' knowledge of major periods, genres, authors, and movements of German-language literature within their cultural, intellectual and socio-political contexts.
  9. Global Perspective and Comparisons: Develop the students' ability to relate the German-speaking civilizations and societies to events in other countries around the world, with a special focus on Europe and, the 20th century on the United States.

Other Requirements:

  • FL 100W Writing Workshop (3 units)
  • 1 year of a second foreign language (6-10 units)
  • Language majors are required to have a minor.
    A minor in a second language is recommended, which will simultaneously satisfy the requirement of one year of a second language.

For More Information or Advising, Please Contact:

Sabalius, Romey
German Professor, German Advisor
Clark Hall 433
408-924-4616
romey.sabalius@sjsu.edu