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  Jul 24, 2017
 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

German Major, MA


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Thesis Option
The minimum requirements are 24 hours of course work and 6 hours of Thesis GERM 500 . GERM 510  and GERM 519  are required, as are three courses on German literature or culture, one of which may be at the 400 level. Also, students must take three additional courses, only one of which may be chosen from GERM 411 -GERM 412  or GERM 485 . All graduate teaching assistants should take MFLL 512 , and other candidates may take MFLL 512  or any other course above 500 in German. A maximum of three 400-level courses may be counted toward the 24 hours of course credit. An exam over the designated reading list is required, as is a thesis defense and a standardized language exam, such as the Zentrale Mittelstufenprufüng. Students who are interested in future PhD-level study are strongly advised to choose the thesis option.

Non-Thesis Option
The minimum requirements are 30 hours of course work, including at least one 600-level course for which a seminar paper is required. GERM 510  and GERM 519  are required, as are three courses on German literature or culture, one of which may be at the 400 level. Also, students must take three additional courses, only one of which may be chosen from GERM 411 -GERM 412  or GERM 485 . All graduate teaching assistants should take MFLL 512 , and other candidates may take MFLL 512  or any other 500-level course in German. A maximum of three 400-level courses may be counted toward the 30 hours of course work. A common written exam over the designated reading list is required, as is a standardized language exam, such as the Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung. Each non-thesis MA candidate will have a committee of three faculty members in German to whom the student will submit a dossier consisting of the seminar paper and one paper previously submitted in a graduate course. The length and type of the papers is described in greater detail in the Manual for Graduate Students in German.

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