Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


German Studies (GMS)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 16.0501

College of Arts & Sciences


State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete the A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university. If students transfer without an A.A. degree and have fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.
To complete a major in German Studies, students should demonstrate proficiency at the intermediate level within the target language. This may be accomplished by completing 6-12 hours within the language or by demonstrated competency at the intermediate level. If this coursework (or associated competency) is not completed at a Florida College System institution, it must be completed before the degree is granted. A grade of “C” is the minimum acceptable grade.

Total Major Hours: 32 Hours

Major Core Courses - 11 Hours

  • Select nine (9) hours of 3000- or 4000-level coursework in German (taught in German)
  • GEW 4900 Directed Study or FLE 4316 Language Principles and Acquisition 

Major Elective Courses - 21 Hours

Select 21 hours in 2000-, 3000- or 4000-level courses with coursework in German, including approved courses in related disciplines, planned with an advisor.

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