Laurie Haleta, Interim Department Head
Department of Modern Languages and Global Studies
Wagner Hall 121
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The German major at SDSU consists of language, culture, literature and professional courses to prepare students for careers in which they will use German as a language for communication. The major offers flexibility and can easily be added to another major.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of the German major, students should be able to:
- Speak, read and write German at the intermediate-high or advanced level
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the cultures and communication cultures of the German-speaking world
- Demonstrate knowledge of the German civilizations and its cultural products, such as literature, art, government, etc.
There are no application requirements to enroll as a German major. However, students with previous knowledge of the language must take the placement test and register for an appropriate course. Additionally, all the courses for the major must be passed with a grade of “C” or better. Refer to the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership for more information the teacher education program and application.
Accreditation, Certification, and Licensure
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs (NCATE)
South Dakota Department of Education
Certification and Licensure
With this major and the accompanying teacher education coursework required for teaching licensure, candidates are eligible to take the Praxis content tests, and apply for a teaching license in South Dakota. Students are required to take the PRAXIS II content test, as well as the PRAXIS II Principles of Learning and Teaching test. The minimum score for the Praxis II PLT must be obtained for teaching licensure and varies by state.
Course Delivery Format
Most courses in the German major are offered face-to-face on campus. Some upper-division courses are offered as part of the German cooperative program with NSU and USD and they use different types of distance delivery, including simultaneous television (DDN) and online delivery.