Linguistics and German

Successful completion of four courses in German (12 credits): 110, 120, 230 and 240 (or equivalent). Thirty credits distributed between Linguistics and German, including all of the following:

Linguistics courses:
LINGUIST 201 How Language Works:  Introduction to Linguistics Theory
LINGUIST 401 Introduction to Syntax
LINGUIST 402 Speech Sounds and Structure
LINGUIST 411 Introduction to Language Acquisition
LINGUIST 414 Introductory Phonetics for Linguists

German courses:
GERMAN 310 Advanced German I
GERMAN 320 Advanced German II
GERMAN 425 Advanced Composition
GERMAN 584 The German Language or 585 The Structure of German

Students are encouraged also to take graduate courses in the older Germanic languages for undergraduate credit (e.g., German 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 810, 811, 812). They may also opt to take courses in German literature or civilization, and courses, including language instruction, in Danish, Dutch, or Swedish.

Junior Year Writing requirement:

The Junior Year Writing (JYW) requirement is met by taking LINGUIST 305 (which is currently offered in the Fall semester) or LINGUIST 350.  The Junior Year Writing requirement does not need to be satisfied in your junior year.

Common requirements for all majors:

A grade of C or better must be earned in any course used to satisfy major requirements.

College of Humanities and Fine Arts requirement:

  • Foreign Language: All students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at the intermediate level.

See the Undergraduate Program Guide for more details about College requirements.

University Graduation requirements:

See the Undergraduate Program Guide for more details about University graduation requirements, including General Education requirements.