Nov 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Modern Languages: German Emphasis Area, BA


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Program Description


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages provides a broadly humanistic course of study in seven areas of concentration: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. This course of study seeks to provide students with basic competence in both the relevant language and the literary and cultural heritage pertaining to that language. Moreover, students will be required to take at least two courses in cultural inquiry which are designed to sharpen their sense of cultural difference, to enhance their critical thinking skills, and to prepare them for citizenship in a global community of diverse cultural precepts and practices. In this respect, the Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages is intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers in the international arena as well as for the kinds of graduate programs that are an appropriate starting point for such careers.

All Modern Languages students are required to study abroad with a Clemson-approved program for at least one semester in the case of Japanese and Spanish or for at least two semesters in the case of French and German.

As a condition of graduation, students in the Modern Languages program will be required to pass a noncredit examination and to submit an electronic portfolio in the relevant language to assess their competence in that language. Students should see their advisor for details. Both assessments take place in the student’s last full semester of study.

Emphasis Area


Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


  • GER 1020 - Elementary German 4 Credits 1
  • Mathematics or Natural Science Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Natural Science Requirement 4 Credits 2
  • Social Science Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Elective 2 Credits
Credit Hours: 16

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • GER 2010 - Intermediate German 3 Credits
  • Arts and Humanities (Non-Lit.) Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Fine Arts Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 4 Credits
Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


  • GER 2020 - Intermediate German 3 Credits
  • Arts and Humanities (Literature) Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • History Requirement 3 Credits 4
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Advanced Arts and Humanities Requirement 3 Credits 7
  • Major Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Methodology and Theory Requirement 3 Credits 8
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


  • LANG 4990 - Language Portfolio 2 Credits
  • Major Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Methodology and Theory Requirement 3 Credits 8
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 4 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Advanced Arts and Humanities Requirement 3 Credits 7
  • Major Requirement 6 Credits 6
  • Methodology and Theory Requirement 3 Credits 8
Credit Hours: 12

Total Semester Hours: 120


1 Students who have had previous instruction in German may take an accelerated one-semester course that covers the material presented in the standard first-year sequence. They must then take four additional elective credit hours.

2 See General Education Requirements . Three of these credit hours must also satisfy the Science and Technology in Society Requirement.

3 Select from any AAH course, MUSC 1420 , MUSC 2100 , MUSC 2950 , MUSC 3140 , MUSC 3180 , MUSC 3290 , MUSC 3620 , MUSC 3630 , MUSC 3640 , MUSC 3690 , MUSC 3700 , MUSC 3710 , MUSC 3720 , MUSC 3980 , MUSC 4150 , THEA 2100 , THEA 2950 , THEA 3150 , THEA 3160 , THEA 3170 , THEA 3180 , THEA 3470 , THEA 3720 , THEA 3790 , THEA 3980 , THEA 4300  for a total of three credits.

4  Select from HIST 3740 , HIST 3750 , HIST 3770 , HIST 3780 , HIST 3800 , HIST 3810 , HIST 4200 , HIST 4700 , HIST 4710 , HIST 4870 , HIST 4950 .

5 Course not offered at Clemson; must be taken abroad

6 A minimum of 15 credit hours of GER 3000-4000-level courses is required, of which at least two courses must be in literature (select from GER 3600 , GER 3610 , GER 3690 , GER 4500 , GER 4550 , GER 4600 , GER 4610 , or GER 4750 ). No more than one course taught in English may be taken.

7 Select from GER 4500 , GER 4550 , GER 4600 , GER 4610 , WS 3010 , WS 4590 , or any 3000- or 4000-level ENGL, HUM, PHIL or REL courses. A maximum of three credits may be in the target language.

8 Select from ENGL 4350 , ENGL 4360 , ENGL 4400 , ENGL 4510 GER 4550 , GER 4750 , GER 4760 , LANG 3400 , LANG 3420 , LANG 3560 LANG 3710 , LANG 4500 , LANG 4540 , LANG 4600 , LANG 4620 , PHIL 4010 , PHIL 4020 , PHIL 4220 , PHIL 4750 . A maximum of three credits may be in the target language.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities