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The Minor in German

Course Requirements for the Minor: 20-28 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

This minor can be completed with a minimum of 20 units

Beginning Language Competency Requirement: 0-8 units

In order to enroll in intermediate and upper-division German language courses, students must take GERM 101 and GERM 102 or prove equivalent knowledge (see details below on Placement Exam).

Intermediate Language Competency Requirement: 0-8 units

0-2 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: GERM 102 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in GERM 101 and GERM 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004204)
Prerequisites: GERM 201 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in GERM 101, GERM 102, and GERM 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004203)

GERM 201 and GERM 202 are a required component of the Minor in German. However, students who have equivalent knowledge in German may challenge these courses by enrolling in the class and taking the challenge exam. All students challenging a course must submit an official letter requesting to challenge the course to the department chair by the end of the second week of the semester. See the University Catalog section on challenging courses for further instructions. Students who request credit for prior experience and credit by examination also may receive credit for these courses. See the University Catalog on Credit for Prior Experience.

Upper-Division Requirements: 12 units

2 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
See description below. 3 hours discussion. (004211)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
See description below. 3 hours discussion. (004212)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
GERM 301 - GERM 303: Review of grammar and syntax; vocabulary-building practice in conversation; synopses of short stories and compositions in German. Emphasis on accuracy in grammar and expression. These courses are non-sequential. 3 hours discussion. (004213)

6 units selected from:

Any upper-division German (GERM) courses, including at least one 400-level course.

German Language Placement Exam

The German language placement exam is taken to assess the placement level and to place students at the most appropriate level in the curriculum of the German program at CSU, Chico.

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