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German Emphasis - Associate of Arts (AA) - 60 credits

WHY STUDY GERMAN?

Education in the German language provides insight into the literature and culture of Germany. It also gives students knowledge of a language that enables them to work and travel in areas of the world where German is spoken (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg).

Minnesota companies need employees with cultural and linguistic competencies to succeed in our global economy. German companies are the backbone of the European economy, and 38% of Minnesotans claim German heritage.

The World Languages and Cultures Department at Normandale Community College is also the largest language department within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A WORLD LANGUAGES DEGREE?

The World Languages and Culture Department offers students opportunities to become confident and competent participants in today's global society.

Throughout the two-year language program, students both develop and strengthen reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, while gaining knowledge and understanding of other cultures, connecting with other disciplines, and participating in multilingual communities at home and around the world.

Careers in German

Types of Jobs

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Individuals who study German often work in the following profession

  • College Foreign Language Teachers
  • High School Teachers
  • Interpreters and Translators

 

Skills Acquired

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German language programs include topics such as:

  • Reading, writing, and speaking German language
  • German society and culture
  • Art
  • History
  • Translation techniques
  • Literature and poetry
  • Music and film
  • Folklore
  • Dialects
  • Linguistics

Emphasis in German

To complete the Associate of Arts degree with Emphasis in German, students must complete the requirements for the Associate of Arts in Liberal Education.

Emphasis requirements may also be used to satisfy the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Goal requirements.

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Associate of Arts Degree with Emphasis in German

To complete the Associate of Arts degree with Emphasis in German, students must complete the requirements of the Associate of Arts in Liberal Education and the emphasis requirements as indicated below.

Emphasis requirements may also be used to satisfy the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Goal requirements.

Required Courses

Incorporate the following Required Courses into the General Education/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum or Additional Course Requirements sections below.

Code Title Credits
GERM 1111 Culture and Civilization 3
GERM 1200 Beginning German 2 5
GERM 2100 Intermediate German 1 5
GERM 2200 Intermediate German 2 5

General Education/Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)- 40 Credits

*See MnTC Curriculum for specific course options

GOAL 1: COMMUNICATION - 2 COURSES 

GOAL 2: CRITICAL THINKING
(met by completion of all 40 credits of the MnTC)

GOAL 3: NATURAL SCIENCES - 2 COURSES (Select from two different departments; at least one must include a lab) 

  • Course #1 
  • Course #2 

GOAL 4: MATHEMATICAL/LOGICAL REASONING - 1 COURSE

  • Course

GOAL 5: HISTORY AND SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES -
2 COURSES (Select from two different departments)

  • Course #1
  • Course #2 

GOAL 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS- 2 COURSES
(Select from two different departments

  • Course #1 - met by taking required GERM courses
  • Course #2

GOAL 7: HUMAN DIVERSITY - 1 COURSE

  • Course 

GOAL 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE - 1 COURSE 

  • Course - met by taking required GERM courses

GOAL 9: ETHICAL AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY - 1 COURSE 

  • Course 

GOAL 10: PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT - 1 COURSE 

  • Course 

Additional Course Requirements - 20 credits

 

Other Degree Requirements

  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for college-level coursework (courses numbered 1000 and above) completed at Normandale.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in the MnTC
  • Earn a minimum of 20 college-level credits at Normandale.