Thirty-six credits at the 200-level or above which must include:
- Courses in German language, civilization and literature.
- Successful completion of WLC 101.
- Students should be aware that a maximum of 6 credits (including WLC 101) may be taken wherein the primary language of instruction is English; courses must be pre-approved by the WLC department.
- Successful completion of English cognate: 4 credits from ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 220, or ENG 320.
- A minimum of one semester of approved international study in a German-speaking country.
- Language Proficiency must be demonstrated by taking an approved external proficiency exam. Majors are expected to have a passing grade of Goethe-Zertifikat B2 or its equivalent or perform at the Advanced-Low proficiency level (as averaged across the four skills listening, speaking, reading and writing) at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
- Students will write and defend in open forum an acceptable paper of moderate length reflecting on their study of German, study abroad experience and how the role of language and culture combines with the mission of a liberal arts education.