Catalog 2010-2012

German

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study.  Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

Admission requirements: for M.A. admission and Graduate Assistant applications the following items are required: 1) undergraduate major or equivalent in the language of study, 2) two letters of recommendation, 3) statement of purpose in target language, 4) 550 TOEFL score or higher.

The major in German is available on the thesis and non-thesis options; a minimum of 32 semester hours is required for either option. On the thesis option a minimum of 15 hours of 200/6000-level course work, including 6 hours of 740:299, is required. On the non-thesis option, a minimum of 12 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required, including no more than 3 hours of 740:299. In the case of the non-thesis option, a research paper must be approved by the student's committee and filed with the Department of Modern Languages* before the comprehensive examinations may be taken. Successful completion of a final written and oral comprehensive examination is required for both the thesis and non-thesis options.

 

Required:

  Research Methods: 700:295.....2-3 hours

  Literature courses.....8 hours

  Linguistics, grammar and/or translation courses.....8 hours

  One course in civilization or culture (unless previously met).....3 hours

Electives (6 hours 740:299 research required for the thesis option).....10-11 hours

32 hours

 

Besides 700:295, the remainder of the program will be determined by the student's needs in consultation with her/his advisor. No more than 6 hours in translation or 6 hours in interpreting may be applied toward this major.

*Plans are in progress to consolidate the Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Modern Languages by June 30, 2011.

 

Teaching Emphasis

This program is offered on the non-thesis option only. A minimum of 34 semester hours is required, of which a minimum of 16 hours must be at the 200/6000-level; a minimum of 20 hours must represent courses taught in German.

Successful completion of a final written and oral comprehensive examination is required. A research paper, written on an aspect of methodology, must be approved by the student's M.A. committee and filed with the Department of Modern Languages** before comprehensive examinations may be taken.

Prerequisites: Student must hold a valid teaching license and have documentation of successful teaching experience. The student who has not completed 700:190, 740:101 and 740:103, or equivalents, before entering the program must add these courses to the requirements stated below.

 

Required:

  Educational Psychology: 200:214.....3 hours

  Measurement and Research: 250:205 or equivalent.....3 hours

  German:

    Methods, one of which must be a methodological topic in 740:286 or 740:289.....6 hours

    Linguistics, one of which must be at the 200/6000-level, and one language-specific.....6 hours

    Culture and civilization*.....6 hours

    Literature*.....6 hours

Electives in German.....4 hours

34 hours

 

*One of these courses must be at the 200/6000-level. Courses must be taught in German.

**Plans are in progress to consolidate the Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Modern Languages by June 30, 2011.