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"Das Gegentheil des Despotismus ist das Regiment der Freyheit."
Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi: "Etwas, das Lessing gesagt hat"

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages provides a broadly humanistic course of study in seven areas of concentration: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. This course of study seeks to provide students with basic competence in both the relevant language and the literary and cultural heritage pertaining to that language. Moreover, students will be required to take at least three courses in Theory and Methodology which are designed to sharpen their sense of cultural difference, to enhance their critical thinking skills, and to prepare them for citizenship in a global community of diverse cultural precepts and practices. In this respect, the Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages is intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers in the international arena as well as for the kinds of graduate programs that are an appropriate starting point for such careers.

All students in Modern Languages (german) will be required to study abroad with a Clemson-approved program for at least two full semesters (or equivalent) in the case of Japanese and Spanish or for at least two semesters in the case of French and German.

As a condition of graduation, students in the Modern Languages program will be required to pass a noncredit examination and to submit a senior dossier (ePortfolio) in the relevant language to assess their competence in that language. Both assessments take place in the student's last year of study. For more information see the current "Undergraduate Announcements" (Online).

Minor in German (Modern Language)

A minor in German requires 15 credits in courses at the 300 and 400 levels, including at least one literature course at the 400 level (e.g. Ger 460, 461, and depending on the content Ger 450 and 455, substitution required).

Contact: Johannes Schmidt (656-4299, schmidj(at)clemson.edu)