BA in Modern Languages: German

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Concentration in German


  • Prerequisite: GRMN 2002 or equivalent.
  • Twenty-four hours from upper-division German courses (3000 and 4000 level).
    • At least nine hours must be at the 4000 level.
    • At least 12 hours must be taken at Georgia Southern.
  • A minor in another subject.
  • An Exit Exam.
  • A grade of “C” or better must be made in every German course to be counted for the major concentration.

Double majors, combining Modern Languages/German with another subject, are possible and quite popular. For minors required with a major, combinations with International Studies, Comparative Literature, or another language are excellent choices (the last certainly enhances your marketability for a teaching position). You can find more information about the skills and knowledge you will acquire as a Modern Languages/German major on this page. Here are the complete requirements (including Core) for the B.A.


  •  The above means that you need to take eight upper-division courses in German (each at three credit hours = 24 hours.)
  • If you take only/at least one upper-division German class every semester you can achieve a B.A./Concentration in German in eight semesters/four years (8×3=24).  This assumes you start taking upper-division courses (above GRMN 2002) in your first term. Obviously, you will proceed faster the more often you take upper-division classes concurrently.
  • You can complete a German major even if you begin in your second year (or even a little later), and it is possible to achieve a major within four years without any prior German (= starting with GRMN 1001). Consult with your advisor and a German faculty member as soon as possible to review the options that make that possible.
  •  There is a limited number of upper-division courses offered each semester (typically, three: two at the 3000 level and one at the 4000 level.)   There are no on-campus German courses offered during summer terms. Two 3000-level courses are the prerequisite for 4000-level courses.
  •  Make sure to account for these aspects in your planning.  We suggest to consult with your advisor and a German faculty member as soon as possible.


Last updated: 4/26/2017

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