German Language, Associate in Arts

The Major in German Language provides a base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for further study and/or pursuit of a career. The major prepares students to pursue an undergraduate major in German. Majors will develop proficiency in the four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. They will comprehend authentic written materials at the intermediate or advanced level, and they will be able to compose short texts with appropriate use of grammar, syntax and vocabulary. Majors will also show cultural awareness, including an understanding of the regional, national and ethnic diversity of the areas in which the language is spoken.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Program completers will demonstrate clear and precise written expression in the German language with appropriate accuracy and cultural awareness.
  2. Program completers will demonstrate clear and precise oral expression in the German language with appropriate grammatical accuracy and cultural awareness.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Complete 18 units selected from:

GERM 002

Elementary German


GERM 003

Intermediate German


GERM 004

Intermediate German



Special Studies: German


HUM 004/ ANTHR 004

Introduction to Linguistics


HUM 019

Selected Topics: Study and Travel


Minimum Major Units Required: 18

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60