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"If I had any tips for other students who have yet to take advantage of this opportunity [to take the STAMP test], I would tell them it is definitely worth it! It saves time, money, and lets you focus on classes in your major by fulfilling this language requirement faster."

-Emily (Class of 2019)

German Major

Four-year suggested program of study

Effective in summer 2006, students must earn a "C" or better in any Modern Language course included among those that count toward the major or minor. This policy will apply to all students who submit a degree program after the end of the spring 2006 semester.

Please note that the following are general templates for your language major. If you begin your course of study at WKU at a level higher than first-semester language, if you gain CLEP OR AP credit, or if you study abroad, you can gain extra credit and progress through this program more quickly than indicated below.

All students graduating with a major in German will be required to complete a written and oral assesment during the last academic year of their language studies.

Summer between sop. and jr. or jr. and sr. years: KIIS or other program abroad strongly recommended (3-6 hours)

Second year

First semester

GERM 201 Intermed. German I* (3 hours)

Second semester

GERM 202 Intermed. German II*(3 hours)

Semester or year abroad during junior year strongly recommended (12 hours or more)

Third or fourth year

Fall semester

GERM 330 Ger. Comp & Conv.* (3 hours)

GERM 300- or 400-level elective (3 hours)

Spring semester

GERM 333 Ger. Cult. & Civ. (3 hours)

GERM 300- or 400-level elective (3 hours)

Third or fourth year

Fall semester

GERM 331 Business German (3 hours)

GERM 300- or 400-level elective (3 hours)

Spring semester

GERM 335 Contemp. Culture & Civ.* (3 hours)

GERM 300- or 400-level elective (3 hours)

* Required for the major


German Minor (30 hours)

The minor in German requires a minimum of 30 semester hours. Some of the required course work may be accomplished through CLEP or AP credit. Study abroad is strongly recommended.

Required core courses:

GERM 102 (or equivalent) (3 credits)
GERM 201, 202 (6 credits)
GERM 330 German Composition and Conversation (3 credits)
GERM 335 Contemporary Culture and Civilization (3 credits)

(Total credit hours in required core courses 18)

Elective courses: Choose at least four German courses (12 credit hours) at the 300 or 400 level for a total (including the core courses) of 30 or more credit hours.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14