English & Modern Languages


German Studies for the Professions Certificate

The EML Certificate Program in German Studies for the Professions offers students an opportunity to develop spoken and written competency in German, and to acquire a broad introduction to various aspects of culture, business, arts, politics, history and economics in areas where German is spoken. The program is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in the private or public sectors, for which knowledge of German and the command of the language are useful or necessary, and also for students who intend to pursue a graduate program in which such knowledge and competency are required.

Courses taken to meet the requirements of the EML German Studies certificate program may also be used simultaneously, where applicable, to meet General Education requirements.

Student must have elementary-level knowledge of German. To complete the certificate requirements successfully, students must maintain a B or better average in the language courses.

Required Courses (12 units)

  • GER 2111: Intermediate German
  • GER 2113: Intermediate German Composition and Conversation
  • GER 2120: Intermediate German Reading and Film
  • GER: 2990/4990: Special Topics —or— GER 3410: German Civilization

Elective Courses (3 units)

Choose one course not already taken as part of the Required Courses:

  • AH 2302: World Art: Renaissance through Modern Europe & the US
  • GEO 3590: Europe: Land and People
  • GER 2990/4990: Special Topics
  • GER 3410: German Civilization
  • HST 3324: European Revolutions, 17891914
  • HST 3326: Europe in Crisis, 19001945
  • HST 3327: Postwar Europe, 1945present
  • PHL 3160: 19th Century Philosophy
  • PLS 4410: European Governments and Politics

Note: Students may take appropriate equivalent online courses at other CSUs.