College of Arts and Sciences

Germanic Studies

Certificate in Business German

Germanic Studies has developed a new Certificate in Business German.  The certificate combines high-level German competency with understanding of business-specific communication and cultural awareness. Students will be prepared to operate in a German-language professional environment.  

The proposal is currently under review at the state level, and the department anticipates final consideration later this semester. If the Board of Trustees and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education approve the proposal following the expected timeline, the certificate will become available as early as May 2015.  The proposed requirements listed below remain subject to revision and interested students should consult with the Germanic Studies advisor.  Any revisions which arise during the administrative review will be included in the Department of Germanic Studies entry in the College of Arts and Sciences 2015-16 Bulletin.

Total of 24 credit hours
(at least 18 credit hours must be courses taught in German)

The required course-list is likely to include the following:

  1. Prerequisites: G200 or equivalent proficiency.
  2. credits of G250, G300, G330 or the equivalent.
  3. credits of G400 (Business German section).
  4. Any other courses in Germanic Studies taught in German above G330 for a total of 6 credits.
  5. Two business or economics courses, or courses with related content outside of the department, for a maximum of 6 credits.  Possible outside courses include**:

    BUS–C 204 Business Communication (3 cr.) Prerequisite: ENG-W 131
    BUS–C 330 International Communication Strategies (3 cr.)
    BUS-D 301 International Business Environment (3 cr.)
    BUS-G 494 Public Policy and the International Economy (3 cr.)
    ECON-E 203 Introduction to International Economics (3 cr.) Prerequisite ECON-E 201
    ECON-E 303 Survey of International Economics (3 cr.) CASE S&H
    ECON-E 331 International Trade
    ECON-E 390 Undergraduate Seminar (3 cr.) Apr. topic: Economics of European Integration
    INTL-I 300 Topics in International Studies (3 cr.) Apr. topic: Issues in Globalization
    EURO-W 405 Special Topics in European Studies (3 cr.) Apr. topic: The Idea of Europe
    EURO-W 406 Special Topics in European Studies (3 cr.) Apr. topic: The Idea of Europe: Order and Identity (3 cr.)
    POLS-Y 351/EURO-W 304 Model European Union (3 cr.)
    POLS-Y 350 Politics of the European Union/EURO-W 405 Special Topics in European Studies. Topic: Politics of the European Union (3 cr.)
    POLS-Y 335 Western European Politics/EURO-W 301 Modern European Politics & Soc. (3 cr.)
    POLS-Y 376 International Political Economy (3 cr.)

    **Other courses may qualify if approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Germanic Studies.

Germanic Studies
Global and International Studies Building 3103
355 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
Phone: 812-855-1553
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