B.A. in German | Kent State University

The major in German provides instruction designed to develop competence in oral and written communication; insights into language form, usage and meaning; and knowledge of German literature, cultural history and contemporary issues.

The flexibility of the major makes it easy to combine with a second major such as history, international studies, political sciences or another foreign language. Combined with the minor in education, the B.A. in German leads to multi-age (K-12) teacher licensure in Ohio. Majors traditionally pursue a liberal arts program, which can be used as a stepping-stone to advanced study or professional preparation infields such as engineering, international business, medicine and law.

Students interested in declaring the B.A. in German should contact the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies, where advising is mandatory.

Major Requirements:

ALL MCLS MINORS AND MAJORS MUST CONSULT AN MCLS ADVISOR EACH SEMESTER.

ALL UPPER DIVISION COURSES ARE RESTRICTED. ALL STUDENTS REQUIRE A PERMIT FROM AN MCLS ADVISOR IN ORDER TO ENROLL IN SUCH COURSES.

A minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA is required for graduation.

Teaching licensure candidates must also complete a Minor in Education.

Kaffeestunde (German Coffee Hour)

The department and the German faculty sponsor a German coffee hour (Kaffeestunde). Held weekly during regular semesters, Kaffeestunde is open to students of German at all levels, as well as friends of the German program. Refreshments are offered free of charge and at least one faculty member and one graduate student will be present for chat and conversation practice. German goodies are frequently served.

Study Abroad

Through the University's Office of Global Education, students may participate in an exchange program with the Technical University of Dresden or the University of Leipzig.

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