German Programs

German Programs

German: Major/Minor

German Major or Minor

Requirements vary somewhat from one WMU Undergraduate Catalog to the next.
No student may graduate under a catalog which is more than ten years old.
Major - summary of catalog changes
Minor - summary of catalog changes

Online placement and monitored test-out exams (required before enrolling)

Language majors must satisfy WMU's Baccalaureate Writing requirement by successfully completing LANG 3750, Foreign Literature in English Translation, or LANG 4040, East and West Literary Relations.

Only courses in which a grade of "C" or better is obtained will be counted toward a German major or minor.

Please note: Majors or minors in German must take at least the last two courses in their German program at Western Michigan University (LANG 5580 may not be used to fulfill this requirement). Students who have completed their work at other institutions and who wish to be certified for teaching German must complete at least three courses in German at Western Michigan University (LANG 5580 may not be one of the three courses).




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