Bachelor of Arts in German Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 30

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GER 101 First Semester German 4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units16
Second Semester
GER 102 Second Semester German 4
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units16-17
Third Semester
GER 206 Intermediate German Conversation 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
GER 207 Intermediate German 3
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 4 6
 Units15
Fifth Semester
GER 305 Advanced Grammar and Composition 3
GER 350GW
Translation Workshop - GWAR
or Reading and Analysis of Cultural Texts-GWAR
3
Upper Division Electives (12 units) 5 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
GER 401 German Culture and Civilization I 3
MLL 325 Linguistics for Foreign Languages 3
Upper Division Electives (12 units) 5 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
GER 510 German Literature I 3
Upper Division Electives (12 units) 5 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 5
 Units14
Eighth Semester
GER 511 German Literature II 3
Upper Division Electives (12 units) 5 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 4 8
 Units14
 Total Units120-122
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

 Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

4

Complementary Studies

Required of all candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in German are 12 units of Complementary Studies, which must come from courses bearing a prefix other than GER, and not cross-listed with GER. Complementary Studies for the German major can be satisfied via four possible routes:

    12 units in any foreign language other than German (may include up to 3 units of MLL prefix courses);

    12 units of course work taken in an approved study abroad program (including CSU Study Abroad and SF State Bilateral);

    12 units of course work taken as partial completion of a second major, a minor or a certificate;

    12 units of course work in related disciplines with the approval of a German Program advisor.

Related disciplines typically include linguistics, literature, communication, Jewish studies, philosophy, history, humanities, education, and any aspect of Europe.

Where a course with a non-GER prefix, (and not cross-listed with GER), is taken as a core requirement or elective for the German major, the said course may also (doubly) count towards Complementary Studies only via the Study Abroad option or the 2nd Major/Minor/Certificate option listed above. Students satisfying Complementary Studies through the Foreign Language option are allowed a maximum of 3 units of overlap of MLL-prefix courses between German major and Complementary Studies units.

Students satisfying Complementary Studies through the Related Subjects option are not allowed to double-count major and Complementary Studies units.

5

Upper Division Electives (12 units)

On advisement: Up to 12 units may be taken through the CSU International Program in Germany. These units must be upper division and must be approved by a German advisor.