Minor in World Languages and Cultures
A minimum of 22 hours is required for the minor in German and Japanese. A minor in Spanish requires 21 hours. All course work must be in the same language and at the 2000 level or higher for Arabic, French, Japanese, and Spanish; at the 3000 level or higher for German. A minimum of 18 hours is required for the minors in Arabic, General French, and Applied French.
Students wishing to receive a minor in World Languages and Cultures have the responsibility, in consultation with the advisor in their major, to see that the necessary course work is included in the total number of undergraduate courses taken. Students outside the College of Arts and Letters should make sure that the minor in World Languages and Cultures is an approved program within their college.
Candidates for the minor in World Languages and Cultures must have their course work verified and approved by a World Languages and Cultures Department advisor or that department’s chairperson at the time they make formal application for graduation. A form for this verification can be obtained from the college or department office.
Courses required for either the major or minor may not be taken P/NC; however, up to 12 hours of P/NC course work may be included in the related area.
|GERM 3010||Conversation And Composition I||3|
|GERM 3020||Conversation And Composition II||3|
|Electives: 12 hours: 6 may be at 2000 level. Including the following:|
|Intermediate German I|
|Intermediate German II|
|Remaining credits are at the German 3000-4000 level. Electives include:|
|Survey Of German Civilization I|
|Survey Of German Civilization II|
|Special Topics in German Studies|
|German Syntax And Stylistics I|
|Advanced Conversation And Composition II - WAC|
|Study Abroad Electives may include one course taught in English:|
|German Literature In Translation|
2. German minors are able to write compositions that demonstrate mechanical and grammatical correctness and that show a precise and correct use of vocabulary. Their compositions are also well organized, clear, and have some intellectual or artistic interest.
3. German minors are able to communicate clearly and correctly in the target language. Clear communication is based on the accurate use and understanding of correct forms and structures.
4. German minors are familiar with a range of texts and are able both to place them in relevant contexts and to discuss them in the target language using critical concepts.
5. German minors are able to identify a number of texts, artifacts, monuments, terms, names, places, concepts, behavior, dates, and other cultural facts from periods of the target culture’s history, geography, and institutions.