B.A. in German   

Employment fields for German majors include positions as translators, interpreters, travel agents and educators. Translators / interpreters are employed in business, international trade, banking, church missions and international aid organizations.


California Lutheran University's German major curriculum offers students a variety of opportunities through coursework, study abroad and extracurricular activities. In order to immerse the German major in the language, German is predominantly spoken in upper division classes.

German courses include conversation and composition as well as studies in German grammar, literature and film.

CLU's extensive Study Abroad Program allows students to spend a semester or an academic year in Germany or Austria. Also, the German program sponsors various field trips to theaters, museums, libraries and restaurants to experience German culture.

Employment fields for German majors include positions as translators, interpreters, travel agents and educators. When combined with business studies, a degree in German provides graduates with even broader career opportunities. Translators/ interpreters are employed in business, international trade, banking, church missions and international aid organizations.

Proficiency Requirement:
All CLU students are required, for Core-21, to meet the Foreign Language Proficiency in one of the following ways: by achieving a satisfactory score on a Language Proficiency Exam; by passing two courses in the same language; or by passing one course at the second semester level.

For further information and scheduled testing dates, contact the Academic Advising and Learning Resource Center.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 32
Upper Division Credits: 24

Required Courses: German 201, 202, 301, 311, 312, 401, International Studies 401, two upper division electives (40 credits will be required if the student begins the major with German 101/102)

Students interested in teaching German should refer to the chair of the German Department for information about the German Single Subject Matter program.

 

Minor in German

 

California Lutheran University's German minor curriculum offers students a variety of opportunities through coursework, study abroad and extracurricular activities in order to immerse them in the German language without delving into the intricacies of the language that are involved in the more advanced major program. As always, the goal of the program is to help students become conversant in the language. This is especially true in connection with the minor course of study since the expectation is that students intend to employ their language skills in order to augment their majors more directly. As with the German major, the minor course of study also includes conversation and composition and offers a more discrete range of courses in German grammar, literature and film from our more advanced courses

CLU's extensive Study Abroad Program allows students to spend a semester or an academic year in Germany or Austria. Also, the German program sponsors various field trips to theaters, museums, libraries and restaurants to experience German culture first hand.

Employment fields for German majors include positions as translators, interpreters, travel agents and educators. When combined with business studies, a degree in German provides graduates with even broader career opportunities. Translators/ interpreters are employed in business, international trade, banking, church missions and international aid organizations.

 

Proficiency Requirement:

All CLU students are required, for Core-21, to meet the Foreign Language Proficiency in one of the following ways: by achieving a satisfactory score on a Language Proficiency Exam; by passing two courses in the same language; or by passing one course at the second semester level.

For further information and scheduled testing dates, contact the Academic Advising and Learning Resource Center.

Faculty

Contact the Department

Languages and Cultures
California Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Rd # 3800
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Department Chair:
Sheridan Wigginton, Ph.D.


 

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