Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

German Studies, Certificate (1756)

Department website: http://www.wku.edu/modernlanguages


Program Coordinator

Laura G. McGee, laura.mcgee@wku.edu, (270) 745-2763

Program Requirements (21 hours)

This certificate program prepares graduates for careers in a German-speaking market. A total of 21 credit hours are required in this certificate. Twelve credit hours of core courses develop basic German language proficiency and cultural expertise, and nine hours of electives provide students the flexibility to tailor the certificate to support their professional interests. Some of the required course work may be accomplished through approved methods for demonstration of previous knowledge. Study abroad is encouraged. Students must earn a C or better in courses for the certificate.

Students who enter the program with previous knowledge of German should take measures to gain credit for their language skills. For current information on verified credit, AP credit, or language assessment tests, go to the Modern Languages website at this address: www.wku.edu/modernlanguages or meet with a faculty member in German. 

Required Core Courses
GERM 101Elementary German I3
GERM 102Elementary German II3
GERM 201Intermediate German I3
GERM 202Intermediate German II3
Total Hours12
Elective Courses9
At least three courses at the 200-, 300- or 400-level, at least one of which must be at the 300- or 400-level, delivered in German or English related to German studies for a total (including the core courses) of 21 or more credit hours. Other German-related courses may be approved with permission of program advisor.
Geography of Europe
Twentieth Century Europe
Modern Germany
Kant and Idealism
Government and Politics of Western Europe
Central European Politics
Students can also select from GERM 3**, GERM 4**, and MLNG 4**
Total Hours9