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Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Critical Languages and International Studies in German
Minor in German
Certificate in Localization and Translation
Co-Curricular Opportunities
Service Learning

German Major - Bachelor of Arts in Critical Languages and International Studies in German

Course Requirements

  • GLOBAL 2301
  • GERM 1441, 1442, 2313, 2314
  • Four 3000 or 4000 level courses in German
  • Four 3000 or 4000 level courses in International Studies, chosen from one of the following themes:
    1. International Issues (Business, Ethics, and Sustainability)
    2. Arts and Humanities (Art, History, Literature, and Music)
    3. Social and Cultural Studies (Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology)

For a complete listing of relevant courses in these three categories, click here.

For more information, contact the Modern Languages advisor, Mr. Scott Jackson, or Sabine Harvey

German Minor

Course Requirements

  • GERM 1442*
  • GERM 2313
  • GERM 2314
  • 9 hours of 3000 or 4000 level German coursework

    (GERM 3312, 3313, and 3314 recommended)

*Although not required for the minor, credit for 1441 with a grade of C or above is required to enroll in 1442. Likewise, a C or above is required for each course in the series in order to enroll in the next.

How to Declare a German Minor

Most College of Liberal Arts majors (Anthropology, Art, Art History, Communication, English, History, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Theatre Arts), may simply send an email request with the subject heading "German Minor Request" in which you indicate your name, student ID#, major, and desired language minor (i.e. German) to, and we will process your request.

For other majors, including those outside the College of Liberal Arts (Business, Education, Engineering, Nursing, Sciences, Social Work, etc…), please download and fill out our Minor Enrollment form, initialing and signing where indicated, then take the form to your major advisor for his signature. Once you and your major advisor have signed the form, deliver it to the Department of Modern Languages in 230 Hammond Hall.

Certificate in Localization and Translation

A Certificate in Localization and Translation consists of 15 advanced hours.

In this five-course certificate program students develop specialized skills in translation and study the processes of localization for future employment in the language services industry.

The Certificate in Translation and Localization in German is comprised of three translation and localization courses and two culture courses.

  • The translation and localization courses:

    • GERM 3310 Localization and Translation I or GERM 4334 Culture of Business (fall semesters)

      Is an introduction to translation as it occurs in Web environments, together with introductory skills practice in using translation and translation memory software. Business students study the culture of business, as well as the relationship of localization and translation to the culture of German business.

    • GERM 3311 Translation and Localization II or GERM 4335 German Business (springs semesters)

      Must be taken twice, as the content continuously changes, and skills are practiced and reinforced in this advanced course. Business students also study German business and its relationship to localization and translation. Students may register for either course each time.

  • Two culture courses:

    • Any two 3000 or 4000 level German courses

Co-Curricular Opportunities

Students wishing to obtain experience outside of coursework, but directly related to their study of German, are encouraged to participate in our service learning or internship programs. Through service learning students are able to connect real-world experience with a theoretical understanding of topics explored in coursework. Paid or unpaid internships provide students with work experience related to their study of German.

Service Learning

Students wishing to experience first-hand some of the theoretical concepts addressed in coursework may opt to substitute service learning for another course component at the 3000 or 4000 level. Interested students should contact the head of the German Section, Sabine Harvey.

For more information on service learning, visit UTA's Center for Community Service Learning (CCSL) external link.


GERM 4393 may be taken by any student who has an acceptable grade point average and has proven that he or she is an independent self-starter. Any student interested in doing an internship should contact Sabine Harvey.

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