German- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, 172 Irvin Hall, 513-529-2526,

This program provides students with a solid foundation in language, literature, and culture. The department offers an intensive summer program in Germany for students at intermediate and advanced levels.

Six semester hours of GER courses taught in English can be applied toward the required 27 semester hours. All courses for the German major must be taken for a grade except courses only offered as credit/no-credit.

Teacher Licensure

Students who wish to combine teacher licensure with an Arts and Science major must observe the rules, procedures, and restrictions pertaining to admission to a licensure cohort as outlined in the College of Education, Health and Society chapter. For information, contact the Office of Student Services in the College of Education, Health and Society, 202 McGuffey Hall, 513-529-6418.

Program Requirements

(27 semester hours numbered above GER 202 plus 9 hours of related courses)

Language skills
GER 301German Language Through the Media3
GER 311Passionate Friendships in German Literature from the Middle Ages to the Present3
GER 312Coming of Age in German Life and Thought3
GER 321Cultural Topics in German-Speaking Europe Since 18703
or GER 322 Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and the U.S.A.
Advanced study (Miami Plan Capstone)
GER 471Linguistic Perspectives on Contemporary German3
Select a 400-level GER course3
Two three-hour German courses at any level taught in English 1
Remaining course hours from those taught in German at 300 or 400 level9
Related Hours
Select nine semester hours9
Total Credit Hours36

These may include study of other national literatures, literary theory, comparative literature, linguistics, or another language. Depending on the subject, another major or minor may satisfy this requirement. Courses in music, art, history, political science, and other disciplines qualify on the basis of their content. Related hours must be approved by your advisor.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in German meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses: GER 301 and GER 471.