German

Faculty
Timothy Crow, Associate 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 Secondary Education 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.

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
(Liberal Arts)
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
(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 GERM 202 with a grade of B- or better will receive retrocredit to his or her transcript for GERM 101, 102, and 201 for a total of nine retrocredits in German.)

GERM 202 Intermediate German II     3 credits

A further nine 300-level credits to be chosen by availability from:
GERM 341     Conversation I                                  3 credits
GERM 342     Conversation II                                 3 credits
GERM 344     German Colloquy                              3 credits (may be repeated)
GERM 351     Communication through Culture I      3 credits
GERM 352     Communication through Culture II     3 credits
German Study Abroad 7-19 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
(Secondary Education Curriculum)
24 credits

Required Courses
GERM 101     Beginning German I             3 credits
GERM 102     Beginning German II            3 credits
GERM 201     Intermediate German I         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 GERM 202 with a grade of B- or better will receive retrocredit to his or her transcript for GERM 101, 102, and 201 for a total of 9 retrocredits in German.)

GERM 202     Intermediate German II                             3 credits
FLAN 339     Teaching of Modern Foreign Language     3 credits

A further nine 300-level credits to be chosen by availability from:
GERM 341     Conversation I                                     3 credits
GERM 342     Conversation II                                    3 credits
GERM 344     German Colloquy                                 3 credits (may be repeated)
GERM 351     Communication through Culture I          3 credits
GERM 352     Communication through Culture II         3 credits
German Study Abroad 7-19 credits (can be extended to “full” year.)

Notes:
To be certified, a German Education Minor must pass Department of Public Instruction certification requirements. To reach the mandated level of language competence, all German Education 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: http://www2.uwsuper.edu/german. 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.