German Studies | AUM

German Studies

Program Description

The ability to work with people from other cultures is becoming ever more important, and speaking a foreign language will give you a head start in almost any field: international business, law, journalism, government, the military and more. This concentration enables the student to develop the five skills of speaking, reading, writing, listening and cultural competency in German. This option has a culture  track (more internationally related course work in the humanities and political science) and a trade track (more courses in international economics and business). Students benefit from a wide array of study-abroad opportunities.

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Department of History and World Languages & Cultures 
​Auburn University at Montgomery
Liberal Arts 348

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the German Studies concentration within the World Languages and Cultures program includes:

Course #

Course Name

Course Description

GEOG 3950

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems history and theory, spatial concepts, research design, computer cartography, data collection and entry, information, storage, relational database design, digitizing, raster/vector operations, GPS and GIS, remote sensing analysis, overlay operations, spatial statistics and predictive modeling, spatial queries, and GIS output.

INTL 3000

Introduction to International Studies (writing intensive)

An interdisciplinary course that focuses on cultural differences that influence attitudes, assumptions and behavior, especially as they affect intercultural communications.

INTL 4400

Special Topics in INTL (writing intensive)

Period or topic courses in International Studies, the exact emphasis announced at each course offering.

GERM 1010

Elementary German I/Lab

Fundamentals of German language skills stressed. Exposure to Germanic civilization. For students with no previous background or less than two years of high school German. Multi-media computer lab required.

GERM 1020

Elementary German II/Lab

Review of basic German grammar and vocabulary. Fundamentals of German language skills with progressive emphasis on conversation. Fulfills the School of Liberal Arts foreign language core requirement. Multi-media computer lab required. Prerequisite GERM 1010.

GERM 2010

Intermediate German I/Lab

Language skills stressed; structural review and composition; readings in German literature and German civilization. Multi-media computer lab required. Prerequisite GERM 1020.

GERM 2020

Intermediate German II/Lab

Continued review of German grammar, syntax and vocabulary building. Additional work in composition; readings in German literature and civilization. Multi-media computer lab required. Prerequisite GERM 2010.

Four GERM courses at 3000 or 4000 level (12 semester hours — must include conversation, composition, and civilization course)

Business/Electives (12 semester hours)

Economics (3 semester hours)