Degree: B.A., Modern Foreign Languages
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
The German major leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Foreign Languages. Through courses in German, students gain linguistic proficiency, as well as understanding of the literatures and cultures of the German- speaking world. Electronic resources are used extensively to supplement classroom instruction. Upper-level classes are conducted in German.
Double majors are possible, and non majors may also take advantage of the language program. The resident program director of this area is a native speaker of German and sponsors various inter-cultural programs.
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures cooperates with a variety of overseas study programs, advises and encourages students wishing to study abroad, and helps in planning their foreign study programs. Credits can be accepted from abroad to fulfill major requirements. UMW offers programs in German-speaking countries of varying lengths, making it possible for students to study during spring break, summer or for a semester or year there.
Graduates in German may pursue careers in government or in private fields in which the knowledge of this language and culture is essential, including interpreting, translating, research, social services, education, or international business.
Thirty-two (32) credits in German including:
|GERM 202A||Intermediate German II||3|
|GERM 330||Methods Seminar: Analyzing Text and Culture||4|
|Select at least two of the following:||8|
|Communication through Film|
|Select additional German courses at the 300- or 400-level 1|
With approval of the department IDIS 350 Study Abroad may count as an elective in the major.
General Education Requirements
The general education requirements for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degrees apply to all students who are seeking to earn an undergraduate B.A. or B.S. degree.
Students seeking a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree have a separate set of BLS general education requirements.
Elective courses are those that are not needed to fulfill a general education requirement or major program requirement but are chosen by the student to complete the 120 credits required for graduation with a B.A./B.S. degree or the BLS degree. These courses may be taken graded or pass/fail (or S/U in the case of physical education and 100-level dance). No student in a regular B.A./B.S. program may count more than 60 credits in a single discipline toward the 120 credits required for graduation.
Total Credits Required for the Degree: 120 credits
Modern Languages and Literatures Department
Marcel Rotter, Chair
Brooke E. Di Lauro, Career Advisor, French
Marcel Rotter, Career Advisor, German
Elizabeth F. Lewis, Career Advisor, Spanish
(The person’s subject field is indicated in parentheses.)
Ana García Chichester (Spanish)
Brooke E. Di Lauro (French)
Jeremy G. Larochelle (Spanish)
Elizabeth F. Lewis (Spanish)
Scott M. Powers (French)
María Laura Bocaz-Leiva (Spanish)
Marcelo Fajardo-Cárdenas (Spanish)
Antonia L. Delgado-Poust (Spanish)
Leonard R. Koos (French)
María Isabel Martínez-Mira (Spanish)
Marcel Rotter (German)
Jose A. Sainz (Spanish)
Federico Schneider (Italian)
Gonzalo S. Campos-Dintrans (Spanish)
Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich (German)
Maysoon Fayez Al-Sayed Ahmad (Arabic)
Martha Patricia Orozco (Spanish)