Information for Prospective Students
Why study German Language and Culture?
The certificate program in German language and culture provides linguistic and cultural knowledge to those interested in studying German or or working in a German-speaking country. The program consists of 24 credit hours.
Admission to the program leading to the Certificate in German Language and Culture requires a formal application for admission and the official approval of the coordinator for German Studies. Application forms are available from the Registrar. Students majoring in German at Saint Mary's University are not eligible for this program. Eighteen of the 24 credit hours must be completed at Saint Mary's.
The program consists of 12 required credit hours in language — GRMN 1101.1(2) and 1102.1(2) and/or 2201.1(2), or 2202.1(2) and/or 3311.1(2) and a number of optional credit hours. These optional credit hours must be at the 3000 level or above, and will be chosen from the following courses:
- GRMN 3304.1(2) German Culture and Civilization
- GRMN 3307.1(2) Introduction to German Literature
- GRMN 3308.1(2) Modern German Literature
- GRMN 3330.1(.2) Introduction to Business German I
- GRMN 3331.1(.2) Introduction to Business German II
- HIST 2304.0 Europe 1848-1989
- HIST 3405.1(2) Society and Culture in Early Modern Europe
- HIST 3406.1(2) Ideas and Politics in Early Modern Europe
Other course choices are possible, subject to the approval of the coordinator for German Studies.
A minimum cumulative quality point average of 2.00 in this certificate program is required.