College of Liberal Arts
German Major and Minor
Neuschwanstein Castle located in the Bavarian municipality of Schwangau, Germany.
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures proudly offers a major and minor in the German language.
A major in German consists of 31 credits beginning at the 200 level. Majors must complete one course in literature and one in civilization/culture. Normally, majors must take at least 19 credits in German at the Mount, of which a minimum of six credits must be taken during the senior year for those students who have a single major, and three credits for those with a double major. In addition students must take the Senior German Capstone Experience in the fall of their senior year.
The minor is available to all students, regardless of major, and is particularly attractive when combined with a major in international studies, business, political science or English. A minor in German consists of 18 credit hours. Students minoring in German are required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours at the Mount.
Secondary Education Teaching Certification - German
The Mount offers a series of courses in secondary education designed to prepare students to teach at the secondary level in German, and to meet requirements for certification in most states (grades 7-12). Each student who plans to teach at the secondary level must have a major in an academic subject field. An advisor in the department of education will be assigned upon the student's admission to a teacher education program. More information can be found through the secondary education program.
Susann Samples, Ph.D.
Advisor for German Majors