German : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BA, Minor

Advisement

The German program offers a focused yet varied curriculum designed to provide students with the linguistic skills and cultural knowledge necessary for a B.A. degree. The program offers many options of study beyond elementary and intermediate language instruction, including courses in literature, linguistics, culture, and business German. Many students combine a major in German studies with another major, thus improving their chances for career opportunities in an increasingly international marketplace.

German - B.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses or their equivalents.

Advising Notes

Minimum GPA of 2.0 in required courses.

Students may substitute three or four courses taken in other departments that are relevant to Germanic studies with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies in German.

Up to five 300/400-level courses (15 credit hours) may be taken through the study abroad program.

300-level courses require intermediate-level proficiency.

Prerequisite Courses

GER 101-GER 102 Elementary German 1st-2nd semester* or GER 104 Transitional Elementary German*
GER 151-GER 152 Intermediate German I-II*

Required Courses

Ten 300/400-level GER courses, in addition to prerequisite elementary or intermediate German language courses, as necessary*

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major...30

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall Elementary or intermediate German*
Spring Elementary or intermediate German*

SECOND YEAR
Fall Elementary or intermediate German*; one or two 300/400-level GER courses
Spring Elementary or intermediate German*; one or two 300/400-level GER courses (on completion of GER 152)

THIRD YEAR
Fall Two or three 300/400-level GER courses
Spring Two or three 300/400-level GER courses

FOURTH YEAR
Fall Two 300/400-level GER courses
Spring Two 300/400-level GER courses

*Appropriate level is based upon placement and/or previous experience, unless exempted. For clarification, contact Professor Robert G. Hoeing at (716) 645-2177, or rghoeing@buffalo.edu; or Professor David Fertig at (716) 645-2177, or fertig@buffalo.edu.

German - Minor

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses or their equivalents.

Advising Notes

Substitutions are subject to approval by the director of undergraduate studies in German.
300-level courses require intermediate-level proficiency.

Prerequisite Courses

GER 101-GER 102 Elementary German 1st-2nd semester* or GER 104 Transitional Elementary German*
GER 151-GER 152 Intermediate German I-II*

Required Courses

Six 300/400-level GER courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

*Appropriate level is based upon placement and/or previous experience, unless exempted. For clarification, contact Professor Robert G. Hoeing at (716) 645-2177, or rghoeing@buffalo.edu; or Professor David Fertig at (716) 645-2177, or fertig@buffalo.edu.

Summary
Total required credit hours for the minor...18

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:17 EST