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2013-2014 General Catalog (Summer, Fall 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

German Minor


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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies

Course Requirements


Language Major Requirements


German Major and Minor Requirements


Minimum Departmental Requirements
Total Credits:

  German Major 33
  German Major, Teaching Emphasis 31 GERM & 31 SCED
  German Minor 12
  German Minor, Teaching Emphasis 16 GERM & 31 SCED
  German Major, Teaching Emphasis without licensure 35
  German Minor, Teaching Emphasis without licensure 20
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:

Courses for German Majors and Minors require a minimum of C- or better.

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

German Minor (12 credits) (2.5 GPA)


German Minor—Teaching Emphasis with Licensure (51 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 31 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 (16 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.

 

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


31 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 major or minor. These courses should be taken the Fall semester before student teaching. 

German Teaching Emphasis and/or Minor— Teaching Emphasis without Secondary School Licensure (major 35 credits) (minor 20 credits) (2.5 GPA)


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 some community colleges and universities.

In order to complete the German Major—Teaching Emphasis without Secondary School Licensure, students must fulfill all of the requirements listed under Section I (German and Linguistics Courses) of the German Major—Teaching Emphasis with Secondary School Licensure (31 credits), plus LING 4300  and LING 4400 , for a total of 35 credits.

Similarly, to complete a 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 3300  and LING 4400  for a total of 20 credits.

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