BA in German Language & Literature
Note: Students who declared a German major prior to September 2008 may choose to be subject to the requirements of the Bulletin that was current at the time of their declaration. Students who declare a German major in or after September 2008 are subject to the following:
Twelve courses with a grade of C or higher are required. Students entering with advanced standing in German must complete a minimum of six principal courses at Boston University. Students participating in the Boston University program in Germany must complete a minimum of four principal German courses in Boston; two of these four courses must be taken at the LG 300 level or above following study in Germany. Internships taken on study abroad programs may not be credited toward a major in German.
- Two of the following: CAS LX 250, CAS LL/XL 222, LL/XL 223, LL/XL 224, XL 225. CAS CC 101 and 102 together may be substituted for CAS XL 222. (Comparative literature courses carried LL numbers through Spring 2009 and converted to XL numbers as of Fall 2009. For degree purposes, LL and XL courses are identical).
- Four language-focus courses: CAS LG 303, 304, and two courses numbered CAS LG 310–345.
- CAS LG 350 and four courses numbered CAS LG 400 or higher.
- One additional German course numbered CAS LG 250 or higher.
A placement test is required of all students whose most recent course in German was taken while in high school or at a college other than Boston University and who wish to continue their study of this language here. Information on testing dates and times is available in the department.