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  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

German — Elementary, BAE


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Department of Modern and Classical Languages, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

45 credits

Introduction

In keeping with the aim of providing the skills needed to learn about a culture in depth, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages trains in two areas: language structure and literary analysis. Language structure is taught both holistically and analytically. Holistic language learning is facilitated by modern methods and multimedia technology, as well as study abroad opportunities. The department supports the analytical instruction of language structure through a full range of language skills courses, as well as a significant number of courses in linguistics. Literary analysis is essential to a student’s understanding of the highest achievements in aesthetic expression of a culture’s values.

The department provides instruction in history and culture, as well as literary theory, with an end to enabling the student to gain access to the intellectual life in the culture. The department imparts skills to future foreign language teachers so that they may similarly enable elementary school students to begin the acquisition of foreign languages.

Why Consider a German-Elementary Major?

The department provides students the skills to learn firsthand about major world societies. The department believes that the best way to understand a culture directly is through its language. The modern languages offered in the department are spoken natively by nearly two billion people. The multifaceted programs of the department provide an opening to the world through language, literature, culture and civilization. It is a meeting place for true diversity.

This major satisfies the academic major requirement for teacher certification with an endorsement in elementary education and must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in elementary education. See the Elementary Education  section of this catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements.

 Contact Information

Modern and Classical Languages
Program Information

Miller Hall 223
360-650-3918

German Advisor
Please see the department for the most up-to-date information.
Miller Hall 223
360-650-3918

 

Teacher Education Admissions
Miller Hall 150
360-650-43313
wce.wwu.edu/admission
 

Elementary Education
Professional
Program Information

Miller Hall 300
360-650-3336
wce.wwu.edu/eled/
elementary-education

Elementary Education Program Manager
Miller Hall 301D
360-650-7948

 

 Sample Careers

Elementary Teacher

 Major/Career Resources

www.wwu.edu/careers/students_choosingamajor.shtml

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Make an appointment with the German advisor.

When meeting with the advisor, you should bring:

  • An “Official Declaration of Undergraduate Major” form (available at the Department Office)
  • An unofficial WWU transcript
  • Documentation for courses taken at other colleges or universities
  • Documentation for any study-abroad credits earned

Grade Requirements

Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in the elementary education professional program and in all courses required for the endorsement.

A GPA of 2.75 is required in major language.

Requirements


❑ Minimum of 21 credits must be taken in language skills courses (e.g., GERM 201, GERM 202, GERM 203, GERM 301, GERM 302, GERM 401) through the fourth year.

❑ Remaining credits are to be earned in selected courses under advisement at the 300- or 400-level in the language; up to 24 of these credits may be earned through foreign study course work in language, culture or literature (if taken in the target language).

Additional Requirements


Elementary Education Professional Program Requirements (100-103 credits)


Department of Elementary Education, Woodring College of Education

Introduction

Students seeking a bachelor’s degree with teacher certification and an endorsement in elementary education must complete the GURs, an approved academic major, and the professional education course work listed below.

Admission and Declaration Process

See the Elementary Education  section of this catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements.

Grade Requirements

Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in the elementary education professional program and in all courses required for the endorsement.

Elementary Program — Methods, Curriculum Content, and Field Experiences (78-81 credits)


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