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HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY German Major AN 8-SEMESTER STUDY GRID (with distribution courses)      

This example shows how an incoming first year student might complete a German major in 8 semesters. If you declare your major later, have advanced credit or competency in a foreign language, or are a Transfer Student, your grid will look considerably different. Your choices may vary. Comparative Literature courses required for the major include LIT courses on German literature, and may include other courses under advisement. Up to 6 credits of Core Distribution credits may be taken during Study Abroad. Students are required to meet with an academic advisor at least once a semester. Whenever possible, we encourage students in our language programs to participate in a study abroad program for a summer, semester, or year. Students may go abroad as early as summer after their first year, though most students commonly do so in their sophomore or junior year Requirements for the major: The BA major in German consists of 24 semester hours in German beyond level 4, plus 6 semester hours in comparative literature. Please see the Hofstra Bulletin for full degree requirements.

FIRST YEAR The grid below assumes you have no placement credit in a foreign language; note that many students receive placement in a language, which reduces the number of courses required to complete the major. Courses required for the major are in bold type. Any prerequisites are not in bold type. Fall

Spring

GERM 01

GERM 02

WSC001

WSC002

BH/HP

NS/MA/CS

Summer/January Sessions*

SECOND YEAR Fall

Spring

GERM 03

GERM 04

LT/AA/CP

LT/AA/CP

NS/MA/CS

IS

Comparative Literature Course

QR

Notes


THIRD YEAR Study Abroad Fall/Spring semester or an entire academic year; not restricted to Junior Year. Fall

Spring

Notes

GERM101-106

GERM101-106

Courses in the GERM 101-106 sequence may be taken in any order, or concurrently, and will be geared towards individualized instruction.

GERM 117-119

GERM 117-119

BH/HP

LT/AA/CP

CC

Comparative Literature Course

FOURTH YEAR Fall

Spring

Notes

GERM101-106

GERM101-106

Courses in the GERM 101-106 sequence may be taken in any order, or concurrently, and will be geared towards individualized instruction.

GERM 151-156

GERM 151-156

NS/MA/ CS

BH/HP

For more information and to meet your faculty, visit our Department website at https://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/cll/index.html What can I do with a degree in German? Many things! An undergraduate degree program in German provides many important skills to launch a successful career path. In addition to acquiring proficiency in a foreign language, students develop excellent skills in oral and written communication, gain an understanding of other societies and cultures, and learn to analyze issues critically. This degree helps prepare graduates for careers requiring familiarity with multicultural perspectives. Graduates work in many fields, such as education, journalism, business, law and diplomacy, and travel and tourism. Graduates in comparative literature may become teachers and scholars, journalists, lawyers, librarians, literary or film critics, consultants, public relations specialists, and translators. In addition, the structure of our program allows most students to major in German and another major. https://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/cll/cll-career-potential.html


NOTES * German majors are not required to take Summer or January courses (for which there is no financial aid). You can readily complete your degree in four years if you begin studying languages your first year or have advanced placement in one or more language areas. However, we encourage students to study abroad if that is an option for them. ** We encourage German Majors to add a double major or minor in another area. ***We encourage students to study abroad when possible. In addition to going on study abroad for either semester in their third year, students can go for the entire academic year in their third year, for a semester in their second or fourth years, or for a short-term program in the summer or during the January break. For German majors, study abroad is especially helpful in obtaining both fluency in the language and a high degree of cultural competence.

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