German

General

Program Title

German

Degree Designation

MIN

Award Type

Minor

Program Level

Undergraduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus

Program Description

The minor in German serves students who seek proficiency in the language and an understanding of the cultures in German-speaking countries. Our focus on real-world communication skills as well as inter/cultural competence promotes self-awareness and respect for others. We are fully committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. Our instructors create a student-centered, immersion-based learning environment that encourages open exchange of ideas and a deep understanding of events, institutions, and traditions. In addition to applied learning in the classroom, we offer learning opportunities in the community through internships and service-learning. Short- and long-term study abroad opportunities in German-speaking countries exists at SCSU. Our program can meaningfully be combined with other areas of study and professional fields.

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Liberal Arts

Status

Active

Required GPA for graduation

2.5

Number of credits in program

22

Requirements

Program Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Produce oral and written German at the Intermediate Mid level (or higher) as defined in the Proficiency Guidelines of the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages.

Outcome

Analyze and synthesize authentic sources of information at the Intermediate High level (or higher) as defined in the Proficiency Guidelines of the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages.

Outcome

Apply knowledge of German as a system to engage with unfamiliar contexts so that students become life-long learners.

Outcome

Demonstrate understanding of the complexity of elements important to members of German-speaking cultures in relation to their current and historical beliefs, practices, and values.

Outcome

Articulate a complex understanding of cultural differences and critically relate those perspectives to their own cultures.

Degree Maps

Major Code

1079

Program Code

1079.01