German Studies Major
The German studies major is an individualized interdisciplinary major consisting of 10 courses numbered GERM 1501 Intermediate German I and higher, to be selected in consultation with the assigned departmental German studies major adviser.
All courses counting towards the core language requirement and the major or the minor in a modern foreign language, literature and culture must be taken for credit and a letter grade. When AP or IB credits are awarded as equivalent to the 1502 level in a language, these credits will be applied toward the core language requirement and, as elective credits, toward graduation, but they will not be applied toward the major or the minor in that language.
Majors are able to enroll in the MLAL German courses with an integrated study abroad component offered every spring semester. Up to three related courses may be taken from a department other than Modern Languages and Literatures but must be approved by the German studies major adviser in advance.
A maximum of two courses taken abroad for one semester and a maximum of three courses taken abroad for one year may apply toward the German studies major. These courses must be approved by the German studies major adviser prior to studying abroad.
The major in German studies is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham's School of Professional and Continuing Studies may major in German studies only if they receive the approval of their advising dean and/or department, and their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.
Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.
Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.
Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum and any additional electives that may be required to earn a minimum of 124 credits.