Bulletin--German Pgm. Info.

Foreign Languages and Literatures—German


College of Humanities
Dean: Nancy McDermid

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
HUM 475
415-338-1421
Chair: Julian F. Randolph

Undergraduate Adviser: Joerg Juretzka
Program and Graduate Coordinator: Anita Antler

Faculty
Professors—Antler, Juretzka, Wiseman

Programs
B.A. in German

Minor in German

M.A. in German


Program Scope
The German Program offers lower division language courses and upper division language, linguistics, culture, and a considerable range of literature courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts in German. The program also offers a full graduate studies program with seminars in literature, culture, and historical language development culminating in a master of arts. A limited number of graduate teaching assistant positions are available for students engaged in graduate study in the program. Many of the program's graduates are now teaching in public or private high schools or, after having been awarded the Master of Arts in German, work as instructors in community colleges or have earned their Ph.D. degree from leading American universities.

The German Program not only provides students with excellent language training, but also acquaints them with the achievements and the values expressed by great figures from the German-speaking areas of Europe, whose contributions to western culture have been enormous in such fields as philosophy, the sciences, social reforms, literature, and music. While the program provides an enriching experience for the mind and for the spirit, its major aim is to prepare students for gainful employment in many different fields in which they can use their acquired skills. To this end, the German Program tries to prepare well-rounded graduates proficient in the German language, well-informed about current social, political, and literary trends in Germany and other German-speaking countries, as well as schooled in humanistic thinking.

See Foreign Languages and Literatures for general information on degree programs.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN GERMAN

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (see German discipline in the Announcement of Courses section). Upper division courses are generally conducted in German and students are expected to use German in their speaking, reading, and writing.

						Units
GER 305	Advanced Grammar and Composition	 3
GER 325	Applied German Linguistics: Phonetics 
	and Phonemics				 3
GER 401	German Culture and Civilization		 3
GER 510	German Literature I			 3
GER 511	German Literature II			 3
Upper division electives on advisement		15
		Total				30

MINOR IN GERMAN

GER 305	Advanced Grammar and Composition	 3
GER 325	Applied German Linguistics: Phonetics 
	and Phonemics				 3
GER 401	German Culture and Civilization		 3
GER 510	German Literature I			 3
GER 511	German Literature II			 3
Electives on advisement (at least 3 units of 
which must be upper division)			 6
		Total				21

MASTER OF ARTS IN GERMAN

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (see German discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).

Program						Units
GER 700	Seminar in Research Methods		 1
GER 745	Seminar in the Development of the 
	German Language				 3
Graduate courses in German			12
Upper division or graduate courses in German 
language, literature, or civilization		 6
Upper division or graduate courses in German 
language, literature, or civilization, or in 
related subjects with approval of graduate 
adviser						 9
		Minimum total			31
and Master's Comprehensive Written and Oral Examinations
The student is admitted to the oral examination upon passing the written examination. Both examinations may be attempted not more than two times.


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