B.A. in Languages and Cultures - German Concentration

College of Arts and Humanities
General Education Requirements 1
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Major Language Courses 2
Tier 1: Language Skills
GER 102Elementary German II3
GER 201Intermediate German I3
GER 202Intermediate German II3
Tier 2: Proficiency
GER 303Advanced German Grammar and Composition I3
GER 307Advanced Oral German3
or GER 315 Developing Oral Proficiency
Tier 3: Competency Content
Select one course from each of the following groups: 9
Literary Analysis
Austrian Civilization
German Culture: Middle Ages to 1871
German Culture: 20th Century German
Cultural Analysis
Austrian Civilization
German Culture: Middle Ages to 1871
German Culture: 20th Century German
Language and Linguistics
Business German
Seminar in German
Tier 4
Select two courses in cultural, film, or literary studies:
20th Century Masterpieces: Kafka, Mann, Hesse
German Artists as Social Conscience
A Survey of German Film
Masterpieces of German Theatre
Independent Studies in Language and Literature
Seminar in German
Impact Of Holocaust On Lit And Film
Second Language
Demonstration of proficiency in a second language through the Intermediate II level, by placement testing or coursework through 202 (credit by examination and/or CLEP permitted).3-12
Connections: Common to all languages
LAN 327Introduction to Linguistics for Language 33
LNC 368Comparative Cultural Studies3
Immersion Experience 43-12
Immersion study and/or internship work experience is an essential component of the B.A.L.C. curriculum. Languages and cultures are inextricably entwined.The goal of the immersion experience, which is a requirement of graduation, is to enable students to apply linguistic and cultural knowledge in an authentic social context, and for them to experience the challenges and the gratification of living in another culture.
Electives
The number of hours available depends on the student's level of second language proficiency. The student may choose to apply some of these to additional advanced courses in the major area or to continue second or third language study.
Total Minimum Credits Required120
1

 For French, German, and Spanish majors; FRE 101, GER 101, and SPA 101 - SPA 201 may only fulfill general education student elective requirements, and /or overall graduation credits. These courses will not fulfill their respective major requirements.

2

Minimum grade of C required in all courses.

3

 LIN 230/ENG 230 may substitute.

4

  See the department chairperson and student handbook for options.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
Ged Ed Distributive 3
Ged Ed Distributive 3
GER 102 Elementary German II 3
MAT ____ 3
 Credits15
Semester Two
WRT 2___ 3
Ged Ed Distributive 3
SPK ___ 3
Diversity 3
GER 201 Intermediate German I 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
Ged Ed Distributive 3
Ged Ed Distributive 3
Interdisciplinary Course 3
GER 202 Intermediate German II 3
Second Language 101 3
 Credits15
Semester Four
Ged Ed Distributive 3
LAN 327 Introduction to Linguistics for Language 3
GER 303 Advanced German Grammar and Composition I 3
Second Language 102 3
Writing Emphasis Course 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
Ged Ed Distributive 3
LNC 368 Comparative Cultural Studies 3
GER 307
Advanced Oral German
or Developing Oral Proficiency
3
Second Language 201 3
Writing Emphasis Course 3
 Credits15
Semester Six
GER 322
Austrian Civilization
or German Culture: Middle Ages to 1871
or German Culture: 20th Century German
3
Second Language 202 3
Writing Emphasis Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
GER 322
Austrian Civilization
or German Culture: Middle Ages to 1871
or German Culture: 20th Century German
3
GER 310
Business German
or Introduction to German Linguistics
or Seminar in German
3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
GER 4___ 3
GER 4___ 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120