Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

O'Dowd Hall, Room 372
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2060
Fax: (248) 370-3170





For advising, please contact:

Christopher R. Clason, Ph.D.

352 O'Dowd Hall
clason@oakland.edu

German

Teaching
German

Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP)

German B.A. K-12

Students must complete the requirements for a B.A. degree as well as a sequence of undergraduate course work in education, including:

  • SED 300 - Introduction to Secondary Education (4)
  • IST 397 - Integrated Technology in Secondary Curricula (4)
  • RDG 338 - Teaching Reading in the Content Area (4)
  • FE 406 - Educational Psychology for K-12 Educators
  • EED 420 - Managing the Classroom Community for U.S. Diverse Learners (4)
  • SED 427 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Students (4)
  • SE 401 - Introduction to Students with Special Needs (4)

Also required:

  • EED 428 - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School (3)
  • SED 428 - Teaching of the Major Field (4)
  • SED 455 - Internship in Secondary Education (12) 
Elementary Education German Teaching Major

Students must complete 32 credits at the 3000-4000 level in addition to the Elementary Education, B.S. coursework, including:
  • GRM 3140 - Advanced German Grammar, Texts and Contexts (4)
  • GRM 3160 - German Conversation (2)
  • GRM 3180 - German Composition (2)
  • GRM 3710 - Introduction to the Study of German Literature (4)
  • GRM 3810 - Great Works in German Literature (4)
  • GRM 4400 - German Culture II (4)
  • plus 12 credits elective at the 3000-4000 level
Also required:
  • EED 428 - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School (4) 

Elementary Teaching Minor in German

Students must complete 20 credits in German at the 300-400 level including:

  • GRM 3140 - Advanced German Grammar, Texts and Contexts (4)
  • GRM 3160 - German Conversation (2)
  • GRM 3180 - German Composition (2)
  • GRM 3710 - Introduction to the Study of German Literature (4)
  • GRM 4400 - German Culture II (4)
  • plus 4 credits elective at 3000-4000 level

plus:

  • EED 428 - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School (4)
Secondary Teaching Minor in German (STEP)

Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits at the 300-400 level including:
  • GRM 3140 - Advanced German Grammar, Texts and Contexts (4)
  • GRM 3160 - German Conversation (2)
  • GRM 3180 - German Composition (2)
  • GRM 3710 - Introduction to the Study of German Literature (4)
  • GRM 4400 - German Culture II (4)
  • plus 4 credits elective at 3000-4000 level
Information
for Majors
German Language and Literature, B.A.

Students must complete a minimum of 36 credits at the 3000-4000 levels in language, culture and literature, including:
  • GRM 3140 - Advanced German Grammar, Texts and Contexts (4)
  • GRM 3160 - German Conversation (2)
  • GRM 3180 - German Composition (2)
  • GRM 3710 - Introduction to the Study of German Literature (4)
  • GRM 3810 - Great Works in German Literature (4)
  • Two 3000 and/or 4000 level elective courses (4 credits each)
  • GRM 4080 - Advanced German Conversation (4)
  • Two 4000-level literature courses (4 credits each)
and two corequisite courses:
  • GRM 4400 - German Culture II (4)
  • LIT 1810 - European Literature I (4) or LIT 1820 - European Literature II (4)

German with a Concentration in German Studies, Modified B.A.

Students must complete a minimum of 28 credits in German beyond the second year and 24 credits in corequisite courses.

  • GRM 3140 - Advanced German Grammar, Texts and Contexts (4)
  • GRM 3160 - German Conversation (2)
  • GRM 3180 - German Composition (2)
  • GRM 340 - German Culture I (4)
  • GRM 3550 - Translation: German (4)
  • GRM 3710 - Introduction to the Study of German Literature (4) or GRM 3810 - Great Works in German Literature (4)
  • GRM 3810 - Great Works in German Literature (4)
  • GRM 4080 - Advanced German Conversation (4)
  • GRM 4400 - German Culture II (4)
Required corequisites:
  • AH 3630 - German Art (4)
  • LIT 1810 - European Literature I (4) or LIT 182 - European Literature II (4)
  • MUS 1000 - An Introduction to Music (4)
  • PS 3010 - Western Political Thought II (4)

and two from the following:

  • AH 3320 - Renaissance Art in Northern Europe (4)
  • HST 3345 - The Reformation (4)
  • HST 3400 - Europe since 1914 (4)
  • HST 3480 - Germany since 1740 (4)

Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP)

German B.A. K-12

Students must complete the requirements for a  German Language and Literature, B.A. degree as well as a sequence of undergraduate course work in education, including:

  • SED 300 - Introduction to Secondary Education (4)
  • IST 397 - Integrated Technology in Secondary Curricula (4)
  • RDG 338 - Teaching Reading in the Content Area (4)
  • FE 406 - Educational Psychology for K-12 Educators
  • EED 420 - Managing the Classroom Community for U.S. Diverse Learners (4)
  • SED 427 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Students (4)
  • SE 401 - Introduction to Students with Special Needs (4)

Also required:

  • EED 428 - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School (3)
  • SED 428 - Teaching of the Major Field (4)
  • SED 455 - Internship in Secondary Education (12)
 
Elementary Education German Teaching Major

Students must complete 32 credits at the 3000-4000 level including:
  • GRM 3140 - Advanced German Grammar, Texts and Contexts (4)
  • GRM 3160 - German Conversation (2)
  • GRM 3180 - German Composition (2)
  • GRM 3710 - Introduction to the Study of German Literature (4)
  • GRM 3810 - Great Works in German Literature (4)
  • GRM 4400 - German Culture II (4)
  • plus 12 credits elective at the 3000-4000 level
Also required:
  • EED 428 - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School (4)

 

Modified Major in German (with Majors or Minors in Economics, General Business, International Management, Engineering, Computer Science or Computing, B.A. Program)

Modified majors are available in German with majors or minors in economics, general business, international management, engineering, computer science or computing. (Students with majors or minors in one of the other professional schools may petition the department for a modified major.) The requirement in German is 28 credits at the 3000-4000 level. Students should note the credit hour restriction for the minors in economics or business. At least 16 credits of those required for the modified liberal arts major in a modern language must be taken at Oakland University.

 

Admission to major standing 

To be eligible for a major in one or more foreign languages, a student must be admitted to major standing by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Normally, a student should apply for major standing at the department office after having attained 56 credits and no later than three semesters before graduation.  A student planning to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree will be admitted to major standing after completion of 8 credits of language or literature at the 3000 level with a minimum grade point average of 2.80.
Information
for Minors

German Language

Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits in German beyond the 1150 level including

  • GRM 3140 - Advanced German Grammar, Texts and Contexts (4)
  • GRM 3160 - German Conversation (2)
  • GRM 3180 - German Composition (2)

and one of the following:

  • GRM 3400 - German Culture I (4)
  • GRM 3550 - Translation: German (4)
  • GRM 4080 - Advanced German Conversation (4)
  • GRM 4550 - Translation into German (4)
  • GRM 4570 -  Business German (4)

At least 12 credits of those required for the minor in German Language and Literature must be taken at Oakland University.

German Language and Literature

Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits in German beyond the 1150 level including:

  • GRM 3710 - Introduction to the Study of German Literature (4)
  • GRM 3810 - Great Works in German Literature (4) 


At least 12 credits of those required for the minor in German Language and Literature must be taken at Oakland University.

German Studies

Students must complete a minimum of 24 credits in German beyond the 1150 level including:

  • GRM 3140 - Advanced German Grammar, Texts and Contexts (4)
  • GRM 3160 - German Conversation (2)
  • GRM 3180 - German Composition (2)
  • GRM 3400 - German Culture I (4) or GRM 4400 - German Culture II (4)
  • GRM 4080 - Advanced German Conversation (4)

Required corequisite:

  • LIT 1810 - European Literature I (4) or LIT 1820 - European Literature (4) 

At least 12 credits of those required for the minor in German Studies must be taken at Oakland University.

Elementary Teaching Minor in German

Students must complete 20 credits in German at the 300-400 level including:

  • GRM 3140 - Advanced German Grammar, Texts and Contexts (4)
  • GRM 3160 - German Conversation (2)
  • GRM 3180 - German Composition (2)
  • GRM 3710 - Introduction to the Study of German Literature (4)
  • GRM 4400 - German Culture II (4)
  • plus 4 credits elective at 3000-4000 level

plus:

  • EED 428 - Foreign Language Teaching Methods in Elementary and Middle School (4)

Secondary Teaching Minor in German (STEP)

Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits at the 3000-4000 level including:

  • GRM 3140 - Advanced German Grammar, Texts and Contexts (4)
  • GRM 3160 - German Conversation (2)
  • GRM 3180 - German Composition (2)
  • GRM 3710 - Introduction to the Study of German Literature (4)
  • GRM 4400 - German Culture II (4)
  • plus 4 credits elective at 3000-4000 level
German
Club
The Oakland University German Club is open to everyone.  Meetings are centered around the students, and no German language knowledge is needed.  Past events have included discussions about German culture and current events, as well as playing German games and eating German snacks.

For students studying German, we can help with homework, give study tips and paper ideas.

For more information, please contact  wieden@oakland.edu.