CUGS - German

CUGS - German

Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in German

CUGS in German Program Guide
Application for Completion of CUGS

Christine Larsen-Britt
Program Advisor
Bunce Hall, Suite 218

Edward C.  Smith, III
Program Mentor
Bunce Hall 306
856.256.4500 x53472

The Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in German (Major Code U102), which may be declared either in the department of World Languages in Bunce Hall, Suite 305, or with Christine Larsen-Britt ( of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean's Office, Bunce Hall, Suite 257, recognizes students' completion of 12 s.h. in German, which corresponds to Intermediate-level proficiency in the language. Intermediate-level proficiency in a foreign language is a valuable credential, as it represents the ability to live independently in a foreign country with a substantial degree of success. In general, according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Intermediate-level speakers are able to create with the language, combining and recombining learned material to provide personal information, speak in sentences on a variety of familiar topics, ask questions, and initiate, sustain and conclude a simple social or transactional task.

Certificate of Undergraduate Study in German 12 s.h.
The requirements include the following four, 3 s.h. courses:
GERM 03.101 Elementary German I
GERM 03.102 Elementary German II
GERM 03.201 Intermediate German I
GERM 03.211 Intermediate German II

Students may satisfy program requirements through coursework completed at Rowan University, transfer credits obtained from coursework at other institutions, study abroad, credits obtained through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) (up to 6 s.h. are accepted at Rowan in place of "Elementary German I" and "Elementary German II" - contact the Testing Center,, in the Academic Success Center, Savitz Hall, Suite 304, for more information), credits obtained through Advanced Placement (up to 9 s.h. are accepted at Rowan in place of "Elementary German I", "Elementary German II" and "Intermediate German I"), and by substituting other 200-400 level German courses.

All courses must be passed with a letter grade of "C-" or better and no courses may be taken P/NC. Students planning to Study Abroad must meet with the Coordinator in order to determine course equivalents.