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  Dec 10, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Applied German Language Skills Undergraduate Certificate


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Introduction

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The undergraduate certificate in applied German language skills is designed for students of any discipline who wish to acquire and demonstrate to potential employers that they possess a fluid working knowledge of the German language and understanding of the cultures in which German is spoken. The completion of the requirements for this certificate can also serve as a means for nondegree-seeking professionals to develop a working competency in the German language and culture for use in such areas as international business, education, genealogy, transatlantic travel, academic research, translation and many other fields.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Certificate

  • All currently enrolled students at CU Denver (undergraduate or graduate) in good standing (including nondegree-seeking students) are eligible for admission into the program.
  • Any student who already possesses an undergraduate degree is also qualified for admission into the program, but must apply to the university as a nondegree-seeking student.
  • Students working toward a baccalaureate degree who are currently enrolled in a college-level institution other than CU Denver are also eligible for certification.

General Requirements

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Certificate Requirements


  1. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in all course work applied to the certificate.
  2. Students must submit documentation that they have passed an internationally recognized German language skills examination.


Take 15 hours of German Language Skills:

Students must complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours of upper-division German language skills courses. These courses are defined as those areas of study in which grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and/or communicative abilities in German are the primary focus of instruction. Up to six credit hours of upper-division German skills courses may be applied as transfer credit from outside, college-level institutions. Alternately, students may apply up to nine credit hours of officially recognized study abroad credit toward this requirement.

Take 9 hours of German Culture:

Students must complete a minimum of nine semester credit hours of German culture courses where the primary focus of instruction addresses any facet of Austrian, German and/or Swiss culture. These courses may be completed at any level (lower or upper division as well as graduate) and in any combination of disciplines, provided that the student supplies evidence that a significant portion of each course is devoted to Austrian, German and/or Swiss culture. This includes but is not limited to history, philosophy, political science, literature (in German or in translation) and other German cultural topics. Up to three credit hours of culture courses may be applied as transfer credit from outside, college-level institutions. Alternately, students may apply up to six credit hours of officially recognized, documented university-level course work (or the equivalent) in a German-speaking country.

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