Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

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*

Undergraduate Credit Requirement Chart
Credits Required for Major 50
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 38
Additional Credits Required for Electives 32
Total Credits Required for Degree 120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the German BA which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

Notes:
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+ level courses (15 credit hours) may be taken through the study abroad program.

Writing, mathematics and foreign language courses are subject to placement. Alternate exam credit or transfer credits may change placement. 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.

Minor Credit Requirements Chart
Total Credits Required for Minor/Certificate 29

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

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