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BA in German

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About the Bachelor of Arts in German

A degree in German provides IU South Bend students with the tools to become a true international citizen in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual global community. The German Program promotes proficiency in the German language, knowledge of Germanic cultures and literatures, and the students' active engagement in cultural and linguistic exchanges.

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Degree Requirements (120 cr.)
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • Courses in online format are excluded from approval, except for courses previously authorized by World Language Studies. Please contact the department chair for details.
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level.
  • Courses required for the major and minor must be completed with a grade of C– or higher.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required. All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Major Requirements (31 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

  • GER-G 203 Second Year German 1
  • GER-G 204 Second Year German 2
  • GER-G 313 Writing German 1
  • GER-G 495 Individual Readings in Germanic Literature (1 cr.)
  • Four additional courses at the 300-level
  • Three additional courses at the 400-level


All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated

  • GER-G 300 Fifth-Semester College German
  • GER-G 305 Introduction to German Literature: Types
  • GER-G 306 Introduction to German Literature: Themes
  • GER-G 307 Selected Works of Contemporary German Literature
  • GER-G 310 Deutsch: Mittelstufe II
  • GER-G 314 Writing German 2
  • GER-G 363 Introduction to German Cultural History
  • GER-G 370 German Cinema
  • GER-G 396 German Language Abroad
  • GER-G 464 German Culture and Society
  • GER-G 465 Structure of German
  • GER-G 495 Individual Readings in Germanic Literature

Academic Bulletins

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2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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