Alumni Spotlight

Jennifer Schaumberg

Jennifer Schaumburg graduated from St. Mary's in the spring of 2008 with a double major in French and German and a minor in History. Through a Fulbright Scholarship, Jennifer worked as an English Teaching Assistant in a Gesamtschule in Germany the year after graduation.



Requirements of the Major in International Languages and Cultures with a German Concentration

To earn a bachelor of arts degree with a major in International Languages and Cultures/German, a student must satisfy the following minimum requirements in addition to the general college requirements:

1. Core courses in the concentration. Eight courses (32 semester-hours) chosen from a set of core courses in German, to be completed with a minimum grade of C- or better. Six of the eight must be at the 300-level or above and must include ILCG 355 or 356 and ILCG 362 or 363. No more than one course in translation (ILCT 302) may count toward the core.

  • ILCG 205: Intermediate Conversation and Composition
  • ILCG 206: Introduction to Literature in German
  • ILCG 355: German Culture and Civilization: History and Everyday Life in the 20th Century
  • ILCG 356: German Culture and Civilization : Historical
  • ILCG 360: Advanced Grammar and Translation
  • ILCG 362: Topics in Literature in German I (repeatable for core credit)
  • ILCG 363: Topics in Literature in German II (repeatable for core credit)
  • ILCT 302: Special Topics in German Studies in Translation (repeatable for elective credit)

See the SMCM catalog online for course descriptions.

2. One Course in an additional Language.One course (4 semester-hours) taken in a language other than English and other than the student's concentration in order to deepen the student's understanding of linguistic structures and global perspectives. If the student has studied the language before, the course will be at the level where the student places by exam.

3. ILCT 293: Introduction to Cultural Studies (2 semester-hours). Must be taken at the same time as or right before the first 300-level course in ILCC/ILCF/ILCG/ILCS by those students planning to major in International Languages and Cultures.

4. ILCT 393: St. Mary's Project Workshop (2 semester-hours). Should ideally be taken the spring of the junior year, immediately before beginning work on the St. Mary's Project.

5. ILCG 493-494: St. Mary's Project in International Languages and Cultures (8 semester-hours)

Total: 48 semester-hours

German major worksheet