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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

German (B.A.)


Istvan Gombocz, Ph.D., Program Coordinator
Slagle Hall 306
(605) 677-5357
languages@usd.edu
http://www.usd.edu/languages/german-program.cfm 

 

36 MAJOR HOURS, 120 DEGREE HOURS

Faculty:

Professor:

Istvan Gombocz, Ph.D. Eighteenth-Century German Studies; Austrian/Central European Studies.

Assistant Professor:

Angela Helmer, Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture; German Language.

Adjunct:

Werner Kitzler, Ph.D. Emeritus, German Language.

MAJOR:

The program in German in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Philosophy provides instruction and advising in German language, literature, and culture at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels to the benefit of students with a variety of curricular and career goals. In cooperation with other departments of the College of Arts and Sciences, with the School of Education of the University of South Dakota, with language departments at other regental institutions, as well as with our partner universities abroad, we are committed to training professionals with a firm command of the German language and with a broad, interdisciplinary background in German culture (including history, literature, and contemporary civilization). Through advising, mentoring, and in cooperation with our international exchange partners, we are dedicated to developing an intercultural awareness in our student population.

Combined with other fields in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, a major in German offers a comprehensive survey of German language, literature, and contemporary civilization. Supported by the extensive holdings in German in our University Library and by the ample audio-visual materials available on the Internet, a major in German can be a rewarding interdisciplinary program of study. It will prepare you for a range of careers, including teaching, business, public service, foreign service, graduate school, and academia.
 

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • The Erwin Behrendt Memorial Scholarship.

This scholarship shall be awarded annually to deserving undergraduate students majoring in German. Recipients must:

  a. Be classified as Junior, or Senior majors of German;
  b. Have completed at last two years of college German, or its equivalent;
  c. Have demonstrated a serious intention to pursue further work in German;
  d. Maintain at least a 3.0 (B) average in German courses.

Primary consideration will be given to academic achievement with economic need as a secondary factor.

  • The Greene Modern Languages Travel Fund

This scholarship provides financial assistance to students of modern languages participating in our exchange programs abroad. Candidates shall have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B).

Recommended Additional Course Work


Our majors are encouraged to take a class in History with a strong German component (such as HIST 448: Nazi Germany 3cr). In addition, they are encouraged to spend at least a semester at one of our exchange partner universities abroad. Credit and grades earned at our partner universities will count toward fulfilling the requirements set for the Major.

Note:


Students with a broad background in German may earn credit by examination for introductory and intermediate level courses. Contact the Department for details.

Recommended Additional Course Work


Our majors are encouraged to take a class in History with a strong German component (such as HIST 448: Nazi Germany 3cr). In addition, they are encouraged to spend at least a semester at one of our exchange partner universities abroad. Credit and grades earned at our partner universities will count toward fulfilling the requirements set for the Major.

Secondary Education/German Teacher (B.A.)


See German (B.A.) with Secondary Education Certification  for program requirements for double major.