To complete a major in German, one must complete a minimum of 35-36 credit hours. The minimum 35 hours must include 24 hours beyond stage 4, at least one 3-credit literature course, and the 2-hour ML Senior Capstone. At least 12 hours must be earned in a semester abroad in the language of the major (see additional details below). (A minimum of 8 credit hours must be earned at the upper level.) The department also requires an exit interview of its graduates.
Students majoring in German are required to incorporate a study abroad experience of a minimum of one semester (12 credit hours) in the language of their major. No more than 16 hours of upper-level German credits from a semester abroad may be applied toward the German major (24 credits for two semesters). In conjunction with the semester abroad, students must complete either GS110 or GS120 (1 credit), as well as ML291 (0-1 credit). Following study abroad, a major needs to complete an additional 4 hours of upper-level coursework in residence at Nebraska Wesleyan, plus the 2-hour Senior Capstone. For information on the many available exchange programs and financial aid and scholarship options, students should talk with the Director of Global Engagement and visit the library of study abroad resources. Majors preparing to teach a modern language should consult with the Education department.
Students who begin their college language study beyond Stage 3 of a language, either as a result of testing or upon consultation with the chair, and who complete a course at that level with a grade of “B” or better, may earn up to 8 hours of retroactive credit for GERMN 101 and GERMN 102. Students who have previously taken a beginning level of a college language (Stage I and/or Stage II) are not eligible for this retroactive credit. In no case may one complete a major with fewer than 12 credit hours earned in residence within the department.
|GERMN 101 German: Stage III||4 hours|
|GERMN 102 German: Stage IV||4 hours|
|German beyond 102
(must include at least 3 hours of literature and 8 hours at upper level)
One course chosen from:
|MLANG 291 Engaging in Study Abroad||0-1 hour|
|MLANG 298 Senior Capstone||2 hours|
*12 of these hours must be earned abroad.
German 101/102 are a two-part sequence of intermediate-level German, designed to build upon basic language concepts acquired in introductory-level courses, expand cultural knowledge, and increase confidence while enhancing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in German. Prerequisite: German Stage 2 (GERMN 002) or equivalent.
German 101/102 are a two part sequence of intermediate-level German, designed to build upon basic language concepts acquired in introductory-level course, expand cultural knowledge, and increase confidence while enhancing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in German. Prerequisite: German Stage 2 (GERMN 002) or equivalent.
This course will prepare students who are considering going abroad for study, work, or volunteer/service learning by investigating the many facets of facing life in another culture. Topics to be covered include practical travel information, intercultural communication, cross-cultural value systems, foreign academic systems, and cultural self-awareness. This course will give students the tools to make their experience more successful and rewarding. The course is designed for both the student who has already applied for a program and for the student just beginning to explore the idea of going abroad.
This class is for students who have successfully completed a semester or year of study abroad and who would like to process that experience further by analyzing specific cultural and educational experiences and interacting with students who have had similar experiences abroad.
This course is designed to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities that are unique to language-learning abroad, to engage students in meaningful activities while abroad, to maintain a connection with students while abroad, and to foster continued development of skills and knowledge following the study abroad period. Students will be introduced to specific strategies in language and culture learning in the target culture to help students achieve an experience in the host culture that is meaningful and productive. Prerequisite: Permission of Department.
This course is a senior-level research and writing seminar that serves to provide instruction and guidance to Modern Language majors as they complete their culminating senior research project/internship experience, providing them practice in reflective, academic, and analytical writing and guidance in project planning. In this course students produce their chosen senior project, which may be an internship project, a research paper of approximately 20 pages, or a creative work supplemented with a critical essay. Students will evaluate existing literature relevant to their topics, develop annotated bibliographies, build background vocabulary in their target language, and carry out their final project. Small group collaboration and peer editing will be emphasized, with students working toward the development of critical reading skills and growing level of independence in their writing. Course will be taught in English.