College of Arts and Letters

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Modern Languages, Bachelor of Arts

4YR Progression Plan-Classic German - Emphasis

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GER101 First Year German 4
Description: Introduces the basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Fundamentals of grammar, basic vocabulary, conversation, and culture through a variety of approaches. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GER102 First Year German 4
Description: Continuation of GER 101. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: GER 101
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
-Option B-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014 Spring 2015
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GER201 Second Year German 4
Description: Continuation of GER 101 and 102. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: GER 102 or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
3. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
4. LAN250 Introduction To Language Study 3
Description: Principles of language organization for language learners in terms of phonology, morphosyntax, semantics, as well as pragmatics and discourse analysis, and how these shape perceptions of self and others. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ARB 102, CHI 102, FRE 102, GER 102, ITA 102, JPN 102, or SPA 102
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GER202 Second Year German 4
Description: Designed to consolidate and increase basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Expansion of vocabulary and cultural awareness with particular emphasis on reading. Course conducted entirely in German. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: GER 201 or 201H or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
2. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GER323 Intermediate Study Abroad 3
Description: Intermediate academic study in German language, literature, or culture. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and The Center for International Education for more information. Department consent required. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 18 units of credit with different content. Prerequisite: as appropriate; placement determined by exam at Study Abroad site.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option B-
GER423 Advanced Study Abroad 3
Description: Advanced academic study in German language, literature, or culture. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and NAU's Office of International Studies for more information. Department consent required. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 18 units of credit with different content. Prerequisite: as appropriate; placement determined by exam at Study Abroad site.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GER323 Intermediate Study Abroad 3
Description: Intermediate academic study in German language, literature, or culture. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and The Center for International Education for more information. Department consent required. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 18 units of credit with different content. Prerequisite: as appropriate; placement determined by exam at Study Abroad site.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option B-
GER423 Advanced Study Abroad 3
Description: Advanced academic study in German language, literature, or culture. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and NAU's Office of International Studies for more information. Department consent required. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 18 units of credit with different content. Prerequisite: as appropriate; placement determined by exam at Study Abroad site.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GER304W Intermed Grammar & Composition 3
Description: Intensive practice in writing German. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: GER 202 and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
-Option B-
GER350W Environ Sustain In Germany 3
Description: BA in Modern Languages junior-level writing course. Focuses on developing an in-depth knowledge of the language and concepts associated with environmental sustainability in Germany, a leader in developing green technologies. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: GER 202 and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. LAN350 World Cinema 3
Description: Explores cross-cultural identity and global engagement through film and texts from a wide range of countries. Focuses on the experience and perspective of non-Western peoples. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: ENG 105
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GER3XX German 300 level 3 GER3XX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Take GER 400 Level Course if you did not take at least 6 units GER 423 while studying abroad.
-Option B-
GER4XX Primary Language 400 level 3 GER4XX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Take GER 400 Level Course if you did not take at least 6 units GER 423 while studying abroad.
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Students must see a college advisor before early enrollment for the next term.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GER3XX German 300 level 3 GER3XX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Take GER 400 Level Course if you did not take at least 3 units GER 423 while studying abroad.
-Option B-
GER4XX Primary Language 400 level 3 GER4XX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Take GER 400 Level Course if you did not take at least 3 units GER 423 while studying abroad.
2. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Students need to submit graduation application during this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GER4XX Primary Language 400 level 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. LAN450C Capstone Seminar 3
Description: BA in Modern Languages capstone course targeting critical thinking and effective writing. Students choose their individual project in consultation with the instructor of the course and their target-language advisor. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: FRE 303W, FRE 304W, GER 304W, or GER 350W
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2015
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

You may not use courses with the GER prefix to satisfy liberal studies requirements.  

You may not count GER 101 and 102 toward your major requirements.

Some courses may be fulfilled by CLEP or by challenge exam.

In addition you may only take lower-level GER courses if you have not already taken advanced coursework in these languages. For instance, after you have completed 200-level GER courses, you canot take GER courses at the 100 level; after completing a 300-level course you cannot take 100- or 200-level courses.

It is recommended that you pass the Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache with a score of gut or better before completing your undergraduate degree. This proficiency verification can be invaluable in your post baccalaureate endeavors. See your advisor for details.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in any course they wish to apply towards their major in Modern Languages.

Modern Languages majors are strongly encouraged to complete a second degree or a minor. See your advisor for assistance.

Students must complete at least 9 units at the 400 level in GER coursework. This can be done through study abroad course work (GER 423) and/or NAU GER coursework (GER 400 Level).

CONTACT INFORMATION

Modern Languages Office
Babbitt Academic Annex (Bldg. 23), Room 108
PHONE: 928-523-2361
http://www.cal.nau.edu/languages/

Student Services Center
College of Arts and Letters
Riles (Bldg. 15), 2nd Floor
PHONE: 928-523-8632
http://www.cal.nau.edu/

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.