Apr 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

German, B.A.


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Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the undergraduate program in German will:

  • Demonstrate language skills (i.e., reading and listening comprehension, speaking, and writing) that aid in the communication and understanding among persons and groups of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Specifically, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate competent listening comprehension by responding appropriately to statements and questions made.
  • Demonstrate competent speaking ability by responding appropriately and using appropriate word choices and grammar.
  • Demonstrate competent reading comprehension by appropriately responding and reacting to material read, including extended authentic texts in advanced courses.
  • Demonstrate competent writing ability by using correct vocabulary and grammar while producing more complex, organized documents in advanced courses.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and creative insights in the disciplined study of cultural media (such as literature and film) and linguistics. Specifically, students will be able to:
  • Consistently combine knowledge of the text or topic with critical analysis and creative insights.
  • Demonstrate fluency and coherence when presenting ideas in writing and in speech. Specifically, students will be able to: 
  • Consistently present ideas in a coherent fashion and with a fluency in the language appropriate for the course level.

Tulsa Curriculum and First Year Experience (48-50 hours)


General Curriculum (25 hours)


  • Block I Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience (6 hours)
  • Block II Historical and Social Interpretation (12 hours)
  • Block III Scientific Investigation (7 hours including one lab)

German Major Requirements (30 hours)


German majors complete 30 hours. Twenty-seven hours must be at the 3000 and 4000 levels and at least 15 hours must be at the 4000 level. Students majoring in German may count GERM 2013  toward both General Curriculum and German major requirements.

Students may choose to take LANG 4003 Methods of Teaching Languages  or three hours in German area studies courses offered by other departments (e.g., history, philosophy, music, art history, theatre, political science, English, or anthropology). These courses must be approved in advance by the major advisor.

One semester of study abroad is required, but this requirement can be waived for A&S students who demonstrate that it imposes a significant hardship.

Required Minor (12 hours)


Some minors require more than 12 hours.

General Electives (28-30 hours)


Total: 120 hours


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