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BA in German: Linguistics Emphasis
(36–55 hours*)


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  1. See General Information section.
  2. The German and Russian Department requires a minimum of 18 hours of upper-division major credit to be taken in residence at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
  3. Complete the following Level 1 courses (may be waived with equivalent experience including Germ 330):
  4. Complete the following Level 2 courses (may be waived with equivalent experience including Germ 330):
  5. Complete three hours of one of the following (or equivalent):
  6. Complete the following Level 3 courses:
      GERM 302 : Advanced German Language 1. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GERM 302 : Advanced German Language 1. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Germ 301 and/or an "advanced" score on the 300-Level German Placement Test (administered in Germ 202 or 330).
      RECOMMENDED: Germ 301, 330 if major language exam score is "intermediate" or lower; Study Abroad in Berlin or Vienna.
      DESCRIPTION: Integration of different aspects of language learning including speaking, listening, culture, writing, reading, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar.
      NOTE: Required for German major or minor. Geared toward the "advanced" level language learner.

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      GERM 303 : Advanced German Language 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GERM 303 : Advanced German Language 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: GERM 302
      RECOMMENDED: Germ 330; Study Abroad in Berlin or Vienna.
      DESCRIPTION: Continuation of Germ 302. Integration of different aspects of language learning including speaking, listening, culture, writing, reading, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar.
      NOTE: Required for German major or minor. Geared toward the "advanced" level language learner.

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      GERM 330 : Cultural History of German-Speaking Peoples. (3:3:1.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GERM 330 : Cultural History of German-Speaking Peoples. (3:3:1.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Germ 202 or equivalent experience.
      DESCRIPTION: Culture, with listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar as secondary emphases. Includes International Cinema.
      NOTE: Entry course for returned missionaries or others with equivalent German language experience. Required course for obtaining language credit by examination (Germ 101, 102, 201, 311R). Prerequisite to all 400-level courses. Culminating course for Languages of Learning requirement.

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      GERM 343 : Introduction to Literary Analysis. (3:3:.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GERM 343 : Introduction to Literary Analysis. (3:3:.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      RECOMMENDED: Germ 302, 303, 330, 340.
      DESCRIPTION: Close reading of texts; examining various critical theories and their application to German prose, drama, poetry, and film. Preparation for 440R - 445R sequence. Includes International Cinema.

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      GERM 344 : Introduction to Phonetics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GERM 344 : Introduction to Phonetics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: GERM 330
      RECOMMENDED: Germ 301, 302, 303.
      DESCRIPTION: Perfecting listening and speaking skills through applying phonetics and acoustic analysis; practicing speaking and listening.

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  7. Complete the following or other approved advanced writing course:
      GERM 340 : Writing About Literature. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GERM 340 : Writing About Literature. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      DESCRIPTION: Methods of literary interpretation. Reading, writing, and research skills integral to the literary analysis expected in German major or minor courses.
      NOTE: Fills GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication requirement.

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  8. Complete the following:
      Note: Germ 497R must be a topic related to advanced German linguistics.
  9. Complete eight additional hours of pro-seminars and/or courses numbered 315 or higher, 5 hours of which must be approved linguistics courses such as second language acquisition, dialectology, Middle High German, or Old Saxon.
  10. Final German proficiency examination: complete the following during the last two semesters before graduation (not offered spring or summer):
      GERM 400R : Fourth-Year Proficiency Tutorial. (1-3:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GERM 400R : Fourth-Year Proficiency Tutorial. (1-3:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Individualized skill building in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. Open to students of all levels. For graduating seniors, completed portfolios reviewed, and final proficiency examination administered.
      NOTE: Required for one credit in one of final two semesters for graduating seniors.

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        (1 hour required).

      Note: A capstone paper will be required.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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