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Closer to home, almost 48 million Americans (about 1 in every 6) claim German-speaking ancestry, making it the largest single national origin reported by the US Census Bureau. Mastery of the German language will enable you to connect with your past, as well as appreciate and benefit from the richness of the world created by German people. Their contribution to the world we live in is considerable. From Kant’s seminal insights into the works of the mind to Einstein’s theory of relativity, German scholarship illustrates creative thinking at its best. In the process of learning German, you will acquire the necessary skills to think critically when interacting with today’s world.

To introduce you to the German-speaking world, the German program at IU Southeast collaborates with the German faculty at IU South Bend to offer a broad range of courses in language, culture, literature and film. Beginner courses do not require any previous experience with foreign language and are offered every academic term. Intermediate courses, also offered every term, build on the skills acquired in beginner courses here or at other institutions with the goal of developing language skill and cultural sensitivity. Students with previous experience in German may test out of, and receive credit for, our beginner courses upon successful completion of intermediate courses. Our advanced course offerings include both in-person seminars and hybrid courses so that students have personal attention from our faculty as well as the flexibility of studying online.

Degree Information

Requirements

  1. G 200, G 250
  2. Two 300-level courses each in language (G 275, G 310, or G 311), one course each in literature (G 305 or G 306), and culture studies (G 362 or G 363)
  3. Four 400-level courses in language, literature, or culture

Minor in German

Students must complete three courses at the 300 level: one each in language, literature and culture.

University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements

All Baccalaureate degrees offered by IU Southeast requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and a minimum of 30 credit hours of upper-level coursework (300-level or above). No more than 64 credit hours earned in accredited junior/community colleges may be applied toward a Baccalaureate degree. The University Residency Requirement dictates that students must complete no less than 26 credit hours at IU Southeast during their senior year and no less than 10 credit hours of coursework in the major field of study.

Department of German Residency Requirements

The Department of German enforces the University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements with no additions.

General Education Core Requirements

All IU Southeast Baccalaureate degrees require 30 credit hours of General Education Core coursework. Students must select a course(s) to satisfy each category listed below. View the list of courses that satisfy the General Education Core requirements.

  • Information Literacy (1 credit)
  • Written Communications I (3 credits)
  • Written Communications II (3 credits)
  • Oral Communications (3 credits)
  • Ethical Reasoning/Diversity (3 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (one lecture – 3 credits, one lab – 2 credits)
  • Arts/Humanities(3 credits)
  • Social Science(3 credits)
  • General Education Additional Requirement (Art, Humanities, or Social Science) (3 credits)

Please note that several courses required for your Major may “double dip” with the general education core courses.

View a list of current course offerings.

Bachelor of Arts in German Requirements

Requirements

  1. G 200, G 250
  2. Two 300-level courses each in language (G 275, G 310, or G 311), one course each in literature (G 305 or G 306), and culture studies (G 362 or G 363)
  3. Four 400-level courses in language, literature, or culture

Minor in German

Students must complete three courses at the 300 level: one each in language, literature and culture.

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