Nov 29, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

German, B.A.

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Robin Huff, German program coordinator

Degree Requirements

In addition to courses in the language major, students are advised to choose courses in other areas that complement their language study. Such courses include other languages, history, philosophy, art and music, business, and education. Faculty in the department are eager to discuss students’ academic plans as they design their course of study.

In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements (see College Degree Requirements ) and the University Degree Requirements (see 1400 University Degree Requirements and Graduation ).

University Grade-Point Average and Grade Requirements

Georgia State University undergraduate students must achieve an overall institutional grade-point average of 2.0 and a major GPA of 2.0 in Areas G and H to receive a bachelor’s degree from the university. Grades of C- can be used to satisfy graduation requirements. However, some courses have prerequisites that require a grade of C or higher. (See 1460 GPA Requirement  for additional information.)

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18 Hours)

Required courses (0-9 Hours)

  • GRMN through the 2002 level 0-9 Hours

Majors must achieve competence at the intermediate level before beginning courses at the 3000 level. They may demonstrate competence through placement exam scores, including the CLEP exam, prior study, or courses taken at Georgia State University.

Area G: Major Requirements (30 Hours)

The major in German consists of 30 hours (10 courses) on the 3000/4000 level. Prerequisite for all courses on the 3000 level is GRMN 2002 . Prerequisite for all courses at the 4000 level is the completion of at least 3 of the 4 courses at the 3000 level.

Area H: Minor and Additional Courses

  1. World language majors are not required to take a minor. World language majors who choose a minor in other departments/schools/institutes are encouraged to select courses that are appropriate to their area of concentration. Students are also urged to consider combining their major with a second major in another language or another discipline under the Double Major option.
  2. Up to six additional hours may be taken in the major.

Critical Thinking Through Writing Requirement

As of summer 2015, all students are required to complete one Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) course as part of the major. The university formerly required two CTW courses. Students following previous catalog requirements who have passed one CTW course in the major should consult with their senior academic advisor to determine which courses may be used as a substitution for the other formerly required CTW course. Information on senior advisement in the Office of Academic Assistance is available at

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