May 29, 2024  
Spring 2023 Catalog 
    
Spring 2023 Catalog FINAL VERSION - Closed for Revisions

German, BA


This major is administered by the Department of World Languages and Literatures .

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Oral Communication: You will be able to create oral comprehensible output (i.e., your thoughts, ideas, and opinions) in the target language at the Intermediate-Low level minimum (students in the minor), and Intermediate-High level minimum (students in the major or in the teacher certification program) as described by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines
  2. Written Communication: You will be able to create written comprehensible output (i.e., your thoughts, ideas, and opinions) in the target language at the Intermediate-Low level minimum (students in the minor), and Intermediate High level minimum (students in the major or in the teacher certification program) as described by the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines
  3. Interpretative Communication: You will be able to understand, interpret and evaluate authentic material in the target language in its written and spoken form on a variety of topics at the Intermediate-Low level minimum (students in the minor), and Intermediate-High level minimum (students in the major or in the teacher certification program) as described by the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines
  4. Intercultural Competency: You will be able to compare and evaluate the relationship between the products, practices, and perspectives of the cultures of the target language and your own
  5. Communities: You will be able to justify the usage of the target language beyond the school setting


Consists of 27 credits in courses at the 200, 300 and 400 levels.

Electives, 15 credits


  • 12-15 additional credits of 300-400 level German courses taken at UWSP and/or one of our approved study-abroad programs.

3 credits may be from one of the following:

Other Requirements


Global Seal of Biliteracy: Apply, test, and receive the certification from the Global Seal of Biliteracy and provide a copy of the certification to the Department of World Languages and Literatures (if not previously obtained).