Dec 12, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

German Teaching Emphasis - Minor


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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies

 

Course Requirements

German Major and Minor Requirements


Minimum Departmental Requirements


 Total Credits:

  German Major 33
  German Major, Teaching Emphasis 35 GERM & 29 SCED
  German Minor 12
  German Minor, Teaching Emphasis 20 GERM & 29 SCED
  German Major, Teaching Emphasis without licensure 34
  German Minor, Teaching Emphasis without licensure 19
Grade Point Average to Declare a Major or Minor 2.5 Career GPA
Grade Point Average to Graduate with Major or Minor 2.5 GPA within Major/Minor Classes
A minimum of 50 percent of major credits must be earned at USU  
Note:

For a teaching major or minor there is a minimum "C" grade requirement in all STEP, major and minor content required courses.

Courses for German Majors and Minors may not be taken on a Pass/ Fail Basis.

German Minor—Teaching Emphasis with Licensure (49 credits) (2.5 GPA)


Note:


The following requirements only specify courses offered by the Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies. To be licensed to teach in the Utah public secondary school system, students with a teaching emphasis must also complete additional courses (approximately 29 credits) required by the Secondary Education Program. For more information, please contact the Secondary Education Program, Education Building 330, or review the supplementary section, entitled Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) Level Outline 

Students should note that only 1 credit from GERM 4920  may count toward the German Minor—Teaching Emphasis. In addition, courses taken for the German minor programs may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

I. German and Linguistics Courses (20 credits)


Note:


1 Only 2 credits of GERM 4920  may count toward the German major.

2 GERM 4200  should be taken near the end of the student's coursework. However, GERM 4200  is not offered every year. Therefore, students should check to see when the course will be offered.

3 Students desiring to apply study abroad credits toward these degrees must obtain approval form the LPSC office prior to participating.

4 LING 3300  and LING 4400  must be taken during the same semester, and should be the last courses taken for the minor. These courses should be taken the Fall semester before student teaching. LING 3300  and LING 4400  are listed in both the STEP and minor requirements for those seeking the German Teaching Minor/non-licensure so the non-licensure minors understand the complete list of minor requirements. See additional non-licensure information at bottom of page.

Teaching Emphasis for German Minor


German Minor —Teaching Emphasis with Secondary School Licensure

To receive secondary school licensure, students must complete the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP). For further information, review the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) Level Outline.

Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP)-Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies (29 credits)


Most of the courses listed below count for both the teaching emphasis and the teaching minor.

B. Level 2


C. Level 3


Because student teaching requires a major commitment of time and energy, students should take only the course listed below during this semester. Students are also urged to forgo outside employment, if possible, during the student teaching experience. 

Note:


1 The Special Methods II course is taught under course number 4400.

2 LING 3300  and LING 4400  must be taken during the same semester, and should be the last courses taken for the minor. These courses should be taken the Fall semester before student teaching.  LING 3300  and LING 4400  are listed in both the STEP and minor requirements for those seeking the French/German Teaching Minor/non-licensure so the non-licensure minors understand the complete list of minor requirements. See non-licensure information below.

German Minor - Teaching emphasis without Secondary School Licensure (Minor 19 credits)


(2.5 GPA required in major classes)

It is possible to have a teaching emphasis within a major or minor in German without receiving Secondary School teaching licensure. However, unless the student is an elementary education major, he or she would not be able to teach in Utah public schools (nor at many private ones). Graduating without licensure may allow employment at community colleges and universities.

In order to complete the German Minor—Teaching Emphasis without Secondary School Licensure, students must fulfill all of the requirements listed under Section I (German and Linguistics Courses) of the German Minor—Teaching Emphasis with Secondary School Licensure (16 credits), plus LING 4400 , for a total of 19 credits. LING 3300  is no longer required if doing non-licensure program.

French, German, and Spanish Major Programs


The goal of the French, German, and Spanish BA degree programs is to prepare students to be able to take advanced studies in these languages, literatures, and cultures; to be quality teachers of these languages, literatures, and cultures in the public schools; and to provide those who may enter other professions a solid grounding in these languages, literatures, and cultures, in order that they may function as members of the international community. The curricula supporting these goals includes courses in language, literature, civilization, culture, and linguistics. See the course requirements which follow.

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