1. Required Courses in the German Studies Major (15 hours). C- or better is required in each of these courses. Please consult the NC State Course Catalog for the required prerequisites.
FLG 202 Intermediate German II
FLG 300 Introduction to German Literature
FLG 307 Business German
FLG 407 Business German II
* FLG 492 Senior Seminar in German Studies
* Technology Fluency and Communication in the Major are corequisites with FLG 492. The major paper in FLG 492 must be written using (1) a word processing program; (2) on-line library references; (3) internet resources. All German Studies majors will submit two copies of their research paper for the FLG 492 senior seminar. One copy of the paper, as well as a faculty report on the student’s oral presentation for the seminar, will be filed in the student’s portfolio. The paper should be representative of the student’s best work. FLG 492 must be taken at NC State.
2. Departmental Electives (3 hours): courses with a strong focus on building German language skills within cultural contexts: C- or better is required in these courses. Please consult the NC State Course Catalog for the required prerequisites. Select 1 of the following courses.
FLG 309 Advanced German Conversation
FLG 310 Advanced German Syntax and Composition
FLG 311 Introduction to German Translation
3. FL/FLG Advised Electives: Courses with a primary focus on German/Austrian/Swiss culture, civilization, and artifacts (6 hours). C- or better is required in each of these courses. Please consult the NC State Course Catalog for the required prerequisites. Select 2 of the following courses.
FL 295 Special Topics in Foreign Languages and Literatures **
FL 298 Independent Study **
(Offered only under special circumstances upon consultation with major adviser)
FL 495 Special Topics in Foreign Languages and Literatures **
FL 498 Independent Study in Foreign Languages and Literatures **
(Offered only under special circumstances upon consultation with major adviser)
FLG 315 German Culture and Civilization
FLG 316 German Lyric Poetry
FLG 318 New German Cinema
FLG 323 Twentieth Century German Literature
FLG 390 German Studies Topics **
FLG 398 Independent Study in German **
FLG 420 Current Issues in German-Language Media
FLG 430 Cultural Artifacts in the German-Speaking Countries
FLG 440 Green Germany
FLG 499 Internship in Germany , Austria , or German-Speaking Switzerland
** If the topic of this course qualifies it for this category.
4. Advised Electives: Courses with a primary focus on German/Austrian/Swiss and European culture and civilization (6 hours). C- or better is required in each of these courses. Please consult the NC State Course Catalog for the required prerequisites. Select 2 of the following courses.
ARS 252 The Arts of Vienna 1900 (only offered in Vienna summer study abroad program)
ENG 220 Studies in Great Works of Western Literature
ENG 222 Masterpieces of the Western World II
FL 220 Studies in Great Works of Western Literature
FL 222 Masterpieces of the Western World II
HI 418 Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany
HI 431 Germany : Luther to Bismarck 1500-1871
HI 432 History of Germany since 1871
PHI 302 19th Century Philosophy
PHI 310 Existentialism
PS 341 European Politics
GRP 704 Departmental Electives
GRP 705 FL/FLG Advised Electives
5. Economics Electives: Courses with a focus on economic principles and international economics (15 hours). C- or better is required in each of these courses. Please consult the NC State Course Catalog for the required prerequisites. Select 5 of the following courses:
EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics or
EC 205 Fundamentals of Economics (credit is given only for 201 OR 205)
EC 301 Intermediate Microeconomics
EC 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics
EC 348 Introduction to International Economics
EC 448 International Trade
EC 449 International Finance
6. German Literature Elective
Choose one of these German literature courses: FLG 316, FLG 323. 3 credits.
7. Free Electives
Students must take 20 hours of free electives, including any courses besides MA 101, FLx 101, LAT 101 and GRK 101 that have not been used to fulfill other requirements. The 100-level foreign language courses can be used as free electives if they are in languages other than the language the student uses to fulfill the major language requirement. Students are encouraged to elect additional courses from the lists provided in the Departmental Electives, FL/FLG Advised Electives, Advised and Electives, Economics Electives. 12 hours of Free Electives may be taken for S/U credit, however, these courses can then not count for a minor.
8. Required Study Abroad/Internship Abroad Semester
It is required that all German Studies majors participate in at least one regular semester of study abroad or internship abroad (3-4 months minimum) in a German-speaking country. Please note that no more than 15 hours of transfer credit (from study abroad, internship abroad, or from other US institutions) may be applied towards the core courses in German Studies (core: required courses, departmental electives, FL/FLG advised electives, FLG advised electives and advised electives I and II).
Students are encouraged to pursue a minor in a second concentration of interest or a second major.
College Requirement Footnotes
9. History I and II
GRP 501 History I (AFS 275 or 276, ARC 242, HI 207, 215, 216, 232, 233, 263, 264, 270, 275, or 276) 3 credits.
GRP 502 History II (HI 205, 208, 209, 210, 221, 222, 251, 252) 3 credits.
10. Literature I and II
GRP 503 Literature I (ENG 219, 220, 221, 222, 251, 261, or 262, FL 219, 220, 221, or 222, FLF 301, FLS 301 or 303, FLG 300 or 316, FLR 303) 3 credits.
GRP 504 Literature II (ENG 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 246, 248, 249, 251, 252, 261, 262, 265, 266, 305, 349, 351, 362, 363, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 376, 377, 380, 382, 383, 385, 390, 394, 398, 399, 406, 407, 420, 439, 448, 449, 451, 452, 453, 462, 463, 464, 465, 468, 469, 470, 471, 486, or 487, FL 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 394, 406, or 407, FLF 301, 302, 316, 323, 324, 352, 414, 415, or 492, FLN 301, 302, 401, FLS 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 323, 341, 342, 343, 351, 352, 353, 403, 404, or 492, FLG 300, 316, or 323, FLR 303 or 304, GRK 320, HON 202) 3 credits.
The six-hour CHASS literature requirement is met by FLG 300 or FLG 316 (Literature I) and FLG 300 or FLG 316 or FLG 323 (Literature II) which are required courses in the major.
Any 3-credit course in philosophy on the university approved GEP course list.
12. Arts and Letters Elective
All HA courses, MUS 180 and all MUS 200-400 courses, all 200 and above REL courses, ADN 111, 112, 202, 212, 219, 231, 272, 273, 281, 311, 384, 386, 414, or 454, AFS 340 or 375, ARC 140, 141, or 142, ARS 251, 252, 259, 306, 351, or 353, COM 103 203, 213, 233, 243, 303, 321, 323, 333, 340, 364, 374, or 411, DAN 272 or 295, ENG 282, 283, 321, 364, 374, 411, or 492, FL 216, FLF 318, FLS 318, GD 200 or 342, GRK 310, IDS 496, LAR 444, LAT 310. Courses in the major field of studies are excluded, therefore the following course in this group may only be chosen if they are not used for the major field of study requirements: ARS 252. 3 Credits.
13. Social Science and Social Science Elective
Four 3-credit courses from 3 different social sciences on the approved GEP course list including: ANT, ARE, EC, PS, PSYCH, SOC. Also ENG 210, GEO 220, IDS 401, or STS 402. Six of the twelve social science credits must be chosen from the GEP Social Science list.
14. Foreign Language
Completion of FLG 201 satisfies the FL_201 requirement. All students must take the NC State Proficiency Test upon entering CHASS. Students who take FL 101 and FL 102 will not receive graduation credit for these courses unless they are in a language other than the one used to fulfill the 201 language requirement. 3 credits.
* General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.
A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list.
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list.
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: FLG 300, History I.
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: College social science electives requirement.
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
X Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: NONE
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)
The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: NONE
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: FLG 202, FLG 300, FLG 315, FLG 316, FLG 318, FLG 323.
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.