The core and distribution requirements for a major in German Studies are those listed for baccalaureate degrees.
Advanced placement for the AP German Language examination (see Advanced Placement International Baccalaureate and CLEP Examinations for the minimal passing score) allows students to immediately enroll in 300-level courses. The advanced placement hours awarded will be credited to the graduation requirement of 126 hours.
Study abroad is a key component of this major and is to be taken after GER 202 has been successfully completed, preferably during the junior year or in one summer between the sophomore and senior years. The student may take certain coursework in English (history, political science, art, etc.), but German language courses must be taken in German during this study abroad semester. At least three (3) of the 300-level German courses of this major must be taken on Covenant’s campus. A minimum of one German language or culture course must be taken during the study abroad semester.
Students seeking a major in German Studies are required to take five German courses at the 300- and 400-levels, write and defend a Senior Integration Paper in German (GER 492), take the five (5) prescribed history and political science courses listed below, and complete one of the enhancement courses in art, music, philosophy or interdisciplinary studies. The exemption from or completion of six (6) hours of intermediate level German (GER 201 and GER 202) is required prior to pursuing the major requirements.