German Language and Literature
Requirements for the Major
The major in German Language and Literature leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree. No previous knowledge of the language is required. All courses offered for the major must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher. Transfer students must complete at least 18 credits toward the major at Stony Brook.
A. Concentration in German (30-36 credits, depending on language placement. See https://llrc.stonybrook.edu/placement-exams for placement exam information.)
1. Required courses:
B. Concentration in German and a Second Discipline (36-42 credits, depending on language placement. See https://llrc.stonybrook.edu/placement-exams for placement exam information.)
1. Required courses:
C. Upper-Division Writing Requirement:
Students should consult with the department advisor to ensure that
their plan for completing the Upper Division Writing Requirement is consistent
university graduation requirements for General Education. Students
completing the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) must complete a course that
satisfies the "Write
Effectively within One's Discipline" (WRTD) learning objective to graduate.
The Upper Division Writing Requirement is consistent in most cases with the SBC
learning outcomes for WRTD.
See the Education and Teacher Certification entry in the degrees and requirements section.
Honors Program in German
To be eligible, majors must have a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.00 and a g.p.a. of 3.50 in German through the junior year. An eligible student, with the approval of a faculty member who will serve as thesis advisor, must submit a written thesis proposal to the Department's honors committee. Students selected enroll in GER 495 for the semester in which the thesis is written. The thesis is evaluated by the thesis advisor, another member of the Department, and a third reader from outside the Department. For further information and deadlines for submission, consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Requirements for the Minor
A German minor is available for students majoring in other
Completion of the minor requires 21 credits.
GER 212 Intermediate German I, II (see Note 1)
Students are urged to earn applicable credits at one of several partner universities in Germany. For more information about the German program including the opportunity to study abroad, please contact Dr. Robert Bloomer at: Robert.Bloomer@stonybrook.edu