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The German Program

Department Representative
Jutta Ittner, Associate Professor of German
Guilford 305
216-368-6202

MAJOR (for B.A.) HOURS 30-32
Students who begin the major at the 200 level:
GRMN 201 and 202; eight 300 level courses in German; two of these may be related courses.

Students who begin the major at the 300 level:
Ten 300 level courses in German; two of these may be related courses.

Related courses are those outside the German offerings which are closely related to German culture:

  • Art History
  • Classics
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Other language and literature courses

Study abroad is recommended for all majors, as is additional work in comparative literature and/or another language. Courses other than German must be approved in advance by the major adviser.

Minor
• For students beginning German at the introductory level: 101, 102, 201, 202, and one 300-level course.
• For students beginning German at the 200-level: five courses (at least 15 hours) approved by the chair of the department.

Honors
The Departmental Honors program is for specially talented and dedicated majors. Students who qualify receive their degrees "with Honors in Modern Languages and Literatures." A registration form for students electing Honors in Modern Languages and Literatures is available in the departmental office. Requirements for Honors in Modern Languages and Literatures are:

 - a grade point average of at least 3.5 in the major;
 - an honors thesis (six semester hours of GRMN 399 beyond the 30 - 32 hours required for the major).

The thesis, devoted to the investigation of a literary, linguistic, or cultural topic, must be read and approved by two readers and will be accepted for honors only if it achieves a grade of B or better.