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German


2010-2012 Catalog

German

German Program Top of Page

Faculty

Timothy Crow, Professor

The German program introduces students to the German language and Central European culture. The courses offered enable students to lay the groundwork for fluency in German and to enhance practical language skills for specific career purposes.

Students may choose either the Liberal Arts Minor or the Teacher Certification (Ages 6-13 or 10-21) Minor. Students may elect to submit a German studies Individually Designed Major proposal for approval in conjunction with UW-Superior's cooperating institution in Oldenburg, Germany. UW-Superior Professor Emerita Dr. Karen Bahnick has established a scholarship for UW-Superior students who choose to continue their German studies in Oldenburg, Germany.

The German program seeks to educate students to become more effective participants in the global community by promoting international and ethnic awareness and sensitivity to other cultures.

German Minor Top of Page

21 credits

Required courses

GERM 101      Beginning German I  -- 3 credits
GERM 102      Beginning German II -- 3 credits
GERM 201      Intermediate German I -- 3 credits
GERM 202      Intermediate German II - 3 credits

(Any or all of the above courses can be reduced or eliminated by making a grade of B- or better in the next higher course. For example, a student who completes a 300-level German course with a grade of B- or better will receive retrocredit to his or her transcript for GERM 101, 102, 201, and 202 for a total of 12 retrocredits in German.)

A further nine 300-level credits to be chosen by availability from:

GERM 301      Conversation I -- 3 credits
GERM 302      Conversation II -- 3 credits 
GERM 344      German Colloquy (may be repeated) -- 3 credits
GERM 351      Communication through Culture I  -- 3 credits
GERM 352      Communication through Culture II -- 3 credits
German Study Abroad--  6-18 credits --  (can be extended to "full" year)

Normally, a student must complete GERM 202 and at least one 300-level German course at UW-Superior before participating in German Study Abroad during the junior year. The wide variety of courses available in Oldenburg allows students the opportunity to pursue an Individually Designed Major in the field of German Studies.

 

German Minor -- Teacher Certification - Ages 6-13 or 10-21 Top of Page

24 credits

Required courses

GERM 101      Beginning German I  3 credits
GERM 102      Beginning German II3 credits
GERM 201      Intermediate German I         3 credits
GERM 202      Intermediate German II        3 credits

(Any or all of the above courses can be reduced or eliminated by making a grade of B- or better in the next higher course. For example, a student who completes a 300-level German course with a grade of B- or better will receive retrocredit to his or her transcript for GERM 101, 102, 201, and 202 for a total of 12 retrocredits in German.)

WLLED 339   Methods for Teaching World Languages   3 credits

A further nine 300-level credits to be chosen by availability from:

GERM 301      Conversation I           3 credits
GERM 302      Conversation II          3 credits
GERM 344      German Colloquy (may be repeated)         3 credits
GERM 351      Communication through Culture I 3 credits
GERM 352      Communication through Culture II3 credits
German Study Abroad 6-18 credits (can be extended to "full" year.)

Notes:

To be certified, a German Teacher Certification Minor must pass Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction certification requirements: To reach the mandated level of language competence, all German Teacher Certification (Ages 6-13 or 10-21) Minors will be required to spend at least one month in Oldenburg, Germany (or participate in an alternative immersion experience).

Normally, a student must complete GERM 202 and at least one 300-level German course at UW-Superior before participating in German Study Abroad during the junior year.

For further information on the UW-Superior German Studies Program, go to: www.uwsuper.edu/acaddept/wllc. See also Overseas Studies and Agreements in the Overview of Undergraduate Programs section of this catalog. For more information on the courses offered, see German in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.


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