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German Translation - B.S. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Admission to the program is temporarily suspended and will resume contingent on university approval procedures.

  • German Translation semester by semester Roadmap

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENT* 
Type Course Title Credits
  GER 11201 Elementary German I (4)  
    11202 Elementary German II (4)  
    21201 Intermediate German I (3)  
    21202 Intermediate German II (3)  
III. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (82 credits)**  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  ENG 20002

30063
Introduction to Technical Writing (3)
or
Business and Professional Writing (3)
3
  GER 31201 Intensive German Grammar 3
    31211 German Composition and Conversation 3
    31215 German Phonetics and Diction 3
    31231 Translation Practice 1
    31240 Conversation for Business and Special Purposes 3
    31303 Introduction to German Literature 3
    31421 German Civilization 3
    41211 Advanced German Composition and Conversation 3
WIC   41216 Contemporary German Culture*** 3
WIC   41230 Advanced Translation Practice*** 3
    41240 Business and Special Texts 3
    3/4xxxx German upper-division course 3
  MCLS 21417 Multiculturalism in Today's Germany 3
    30420 Foreign Language and Culture Studies 3
  TRST 20009 Multilingual Information Lifecycle 3
    30230 Approaches to Translation 3
    30330 Cross-Language Mediation 3
  Subject Area Specialty**** 30
IV. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (50 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)+ 6-7
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)+ 6
  General College Requirements (taken from any Kent Core Categories or Foreign Language) 8
  General Electives
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 42 upper-division credit hours
6
MINIMUM TOTAL 
121


*Student majoring in German Translation are expected to have some proficiency in German through high school study. Students with previous German study should take the German Placement Test and enroll in the correct course(s) based on their score. Students who have completed three or four years of high school German should see a German major advisor for placement. Student lacking in sufficient major-level proficiency to take the first major courses (GER 31201 and 31211) can reach proficiency by taking courses in the prerequisite sequence (GER 11201, 11202, 21201 and 21202) based on their placement score and high school training. Students with sufficient German to place into higher semesters should not take Elementary German I (GER 11201).

** All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

***A minimum C grade must be earned in either GER 41216 or GER 41230 to fulfill writing-intensive requirement.

****The Subject Area Specialty is a departmentally approved coherent sequence of courses in one or more other disciplines (i.e., not in the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies). In order to be approved, the Subject Area Specialty must include courses in an area or areas that are currently marketable, such as business, legal studies, international relations, political science, computer science, chemistry, physics or other “hard” sciences. The Subject Area Specialty may include a maximum 17 credit hours of a different language in the sequence through composition and/or conversation. Total credits: 30. The recommended Kent Core courses (see Kent Core Summary) may be included within this area with advisor approval.
+ Recommended Courses
Kent Core Basic Sciences:
BSCI 10001 Human Biology (3)
CHEM 10050 Fundamentals of Chemistry (3)
GEOL 21062 Environmental Geology (3)

Kent Core Social Sciences:
ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECON 22061 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)