German 7-12, B.S.

World Languages and Literatures |View/Print PDF

This program has a separate admission process. Please consult the admission requirements for this program for more information.

Overall GPA of 2.7 Required
120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 45 are counted toward free electives.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 2 – American Experience (select one):
HIS 110 – United States History I
HIS 111 – United States History II

Tier 2 – Mind and Body:  
SHE 203 – School Health

Tier 3 – Capstone:
WLL 403 – Introduction to Second Language Acquisition

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


62 Credits Required

German Requirements
30 Credits Required

GER 200 - German III

Select one:

Select one:

Select one:

  • GER 301 – Conversation
  • GER 306 – Advanced German Culture and Language Practice in Germany
  • GER 397 – Internship

Select two:

  • GER 306 - Advanced German Culture and Language Practice in Germany
  • GER 310 - German Civilization
  • GER 311 - 20th-Century German Culture Through Film

Select 4 additional GER courses at the 400-level

Education Requirements
32 Credits Required

EDU 316 - Child Development and Psychology for Educators
EDU 413 – Secondary Education
IDS 470 – Literacy in the Content Areas
IDS 471 – English Language Learners in the Classroom
SED 482 – Teaching Exceptional Students in the Secondary Education Classroom
WLL 211 – Introduction to Linguistics

A minimum passing score of 'Advanced Low' is required on the ACTFL OPI and WPT prior to student teaching. 

WLL 452 – Secondary School Student Teaching
WLL 453 – Student Teaching Seminar
WLL 491 – Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages at Secondary School


3 Credits Required

Select 3 credits of World Literature from:

  • LIT 326 — Dante and His Times
  • LIT 328 — Literature of Medieval Europe
  • LIT 330 — Renaissance in Europe 1350-1650
  • LIT 338 — Russian Novel of the 19th Century
  • LIT 342 — Dostoyevsky
  • LIT 346 — Russian Short Story
  • LIT 348 — Modern Literature and Other Arts
  • LIT 354 — European Novel and Short Story 1945 to Present
  • LIT 370 — Contemporary French Novel
  • LIT 374 — Modern German Literature
  • LIT 382 — Contemporary Latin American Literature
  • LIT 406 — Classical Drama
  • LIT 488 — Seminar in World Literature


Students must take remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).