Texas Tech University

BA Languages & Cultures - German Major

The undergraduate BA Languages & Cultures - German consists of 33 hours of course work at the 2000 level and above. This includes:

  • Completion of at least one course on the 3000-level which is taught in German before enrolling in a 4000-level course
  • A minimum of 12 hours (4 courses) of 4000-level German courses
  • CMLL 2305: Introduction to Literatures and Cultures

Courses are offered in culture, language and literature.
At least nine hours of upper level German classes must be taken in residence at Texas Tech. Each major is tailored to meet student needs. For more detailed information, consult your Undergraduate Catalog.

Students interested in a German major should contact Carla Burrus to discuss their studies and to complete a degree plan.

Please download the German Major Checklist.

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Possible Courses for the Major

2000-level courses

GERM 2301: A Second Course in German I

3 Semester Credit Hours, taught in German.

Prerequisite: GERM 1502 or GERM 1507.

TTU Catalog Description: Reading, cultural background, grammar review, and conversation.

GERM 2302: A Second Course in German II

3 Semester Credit Hours, taught in German.

Prerequisite: GERM 2301.

TTU Catalog Description: Reading, cultural background, grammar review, and conversation.

3000-level courses

GERM 3301: Cultures of the German Speaking World

3 Semester Credit Hours, taught in German.

Prerequisite: GERM 2302 or GERM 2607.

TTU Catalog Description: Study of video, internet, and textual resources on the diverse cultures of the contemporary German-speaking world.

Fulfills the Communication Literacy Requirement.

GERM 3303: Conversation and Composition

3 Semester Credit Hours, taught in German.

Prerequisite: GERM 2302 or GERM 2607.

TTU Catalog Description: Emphasis on fluency in spoken and written German. May be taken concurrently with GERM 3301.

Fulfills the Communication Literacy Requirement.

Check out course projects completed by students in GERM 3303 in Spring 2020 here

GERM 3304: Introduction to Literature

3 Semester Credit Hours, taught in German.

Prerequisite: GERM 2302 or GERM 2607.

TTU Catalog Description: An introduction to periodization of German literature, literary genres, and literary theory.

Fulfills the Communication Literacy Requirement.

GERM 3305: German Language Studies (Summer Study Abroad)

3 Semester Credit Hours, taught in German.

Prerequisite: GERM 2302 or GERM 2607.

TTU Catalog Description: Development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Germany. May be repeated once for credit. Offered each summer.

GERM 3306: Contemporary Germany (Summer Study Abroad)

3 Semester Credit Hours, taught in German.

Prerequisite: GERM 2302 or GERM 2607.

TTU Catalog Description: Readings in cultural history and literature, lectures, and tours on location. May not be repeated for credit toward major or minor.

4000-level courses

GERM 4301: Grammar

3 Semester Credit Hours, taught in German.

Prerequisites: GERM 3301 and GERM 3303.

TTU Catalog Description: Review of grammatical structure. Practice in pronunciation and in written and spoken German.

GERM 4303: German Classics

3 Semester Credit Hours, taught in German.

Prerequisites: 6 hours from GERM 3301, GERM 3303, GERM 3304.

TTU Catalog Description: Readings in German literature through selected works by Hoffman, Büchner, Keller, Kleist, Storm, and Hauptmann.

Fulfills the Communication Literacy Requirement.

GERM 4305: Readings in German Language and Literature

3 Semester Credit Hours, taught in German.

Prerequisites: GERM 3303 and GERM 3304.

TTU Catalog Description: Readings from a particular period or study of a literary theme. May be repeated once for credit with consent of instructor.

Fulfills the Communication Literacy Requirement.

GERM 4306: German Culture in Theory and Practice

3 Semester Credit Hours, taught in English.

TTU Catalog Description: Examination of German-language literature, film, media, and other cultural production through current theoretical frameworks in German Studies.

GERM 4309: Business German

3 Semester Credit Hours, taught in German.

Prerequisites: 6 hours from GERM 3301, GERM 3303, GERM 3304.

TTU Catalog Description: Oral and written German with special attention to the idiomatic expressions and cultural practices of business in Germany.

GERM 4000: Independent Study

V1-6 Semester Credit Hours, taught in German.

Prerequisite: Consent of department.

TTU Catalog Description: Study in German under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit up to 6 hours.