The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Modern Language (BA): German Specialization

FALL - Semester 1

TRU 100: Truman Symposium
TRU 110: Self and Society
GERM 130: Elementary German I
(level 1 course for major)
Dialogues coursework

SPRING - Semester 2

GERM 131: Elementary German II
LING 238: Introduction to Linguistics
Dialogues coursework

FALL - Semester 3

GERM 230: Intermediate German I
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

SPRING - Semester 4

GERM 231: Intermediate German II
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

FALL - Semester 5

GERM 300: German Composition and Conversation
GERM 3XX
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

SPRING - Semester 6

GERM 333: Introduction to German Literature II
GERM 3XX
Dialogues coursework
Class toward minor or area of interest

FALL - Semester 7

GERM 332: Introduction to German Literature I
GERM 3XX
GERM 4XX
Class toward minor or area of interest
Dialogues coursework

SPRING - Semester 8

GERM 429: German Capstone Experience
GERM 3XX: 
GERM 4XX: 
Dialogues coursework

All 300- and 400-level courses (after GERM 300, the composition and conversation course) count toward the major and need not be taken sequentially; GERM 332 and 333 are offered about every four years, but they are not required.

The Dialogues curriculum requires a certain number of courses/credit hours in the following Perspectives: Social, Arts and Humanities, STEM, Communications, and Statistics. The exact number of courses a student will be required to take during their undergraduate career varies individually according to the credit transferred in.

Department Chair: Please contact the Center for Academic Excellence with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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