Bachelor of Science in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies - German
|APPH 1040||Scientific Foundations of Health||2|
|or APPH 1050||The Science of Physical Activity and Health|
|Core A - Essential Skills|
|ENGL 1101||English Composition I||3|
|ENGL 1102||English Composition II||3|
|MATH 1712||Mathematics for Management II||4|
|or MATH 1502||Calculus II|
|Core B - Institutional Options|
|CS 1301||Introduction to Computing||3|
|or CS 1315||Introduction to Media Computation|
|or CS 1371||Computing for Engineers|
|Core C - Humanities|
|Core D - Science, Math, & Technology|
|MATH 1711||Finite Mathematics||4|
|or MATH 1551|
& MATH 1553
| Differential Calculus|
and Introduction to Linear Algebra
|Core E - Social Sciences|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|The United States to 1877|
|The United States since 1877|
|American Government in Comparative Perspective|
|Government of the United States|
|American Constitutional Issues|
|Core F - Courses Related to Major|
|Approved Cluster 1||18|
|ALIS Major Requirements|
|GRMN 4500||Advanced Intercultural Seminar 2||3|
|German Electives 3||27|
|Study Abroad Experience (12 credits from 30 credits of German Electives for the ALIS Major Requirements and/or 18 credits of Approved Cluster) 4|
|Total Credit Hours||122|
Designed for coursework toward certificates, minors, additional degrees, or study-abroad programs. Please consult with advisor on course selection.
GRMN 4500, “Intercultural Seminar” is the only required language course. GRMN 4500 functions as the capstone course for the B.S. ALIS degree. Students should plan to take this course in their last spring semester before graduation and upon completion of the required study abroad credits. Please consult with advisor on scheduling for the required GRMN 4500 course. Note that a student with a valid scheduling conflict may substitute GRMN 4699 (Undergraduate Research) for GRMN 4500 (Intercultural Seminar) with approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies and/or Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies. Valid scheduling conflicts include co-oping, interning, or studying abroad in the spring semester of one’s senior year or needing to take another required major course in the same time slot in one’s senior year.
German electives are limited to GRMN 2002 and 3000- and 4000-level German courses. A student who counts GRMN 2002 toward the major requirements, may only count one GRMN 34XX course toward the major requirements. A student who does not count GRMN 2002 toward the major requirements, may count up to two GRMN 34XX courses toward the major requirements. Additional GRMN 34XX courses may be taken as free electives or to fulfill Humanities requirements.
A minimum of 12 credits from the German Electives for the ALIS Major Requirements and/or from the Approved Cluster must be completed abroad in German. A student may petition to have the 12-credit study abroad requirement reduced or waived under circumstances of extreme hardship or in the event of program cancellation. If approved, the student would substitute the overseas experience with a comparable cross-cultural experience as approved by the Program Director, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and/or Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Students are strongly encouraged to take additional language courses, linguistics courses, and relevant area studies courses as part of their free elective credits.
The degree requirements for the Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish) - International Plan (ALIS - IP) are basically the same as for the ALIS degree, except that students are required to spend two terms abroad and then achieve Intermediate High (for Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate Low) on the standardized ACTFL testing scale during an oral interview. The costs of the test will be paid for by the School of Modern Languages for each student. The terms abroad must total a minimum of twenty-six weeks; typically these consist of one semester of study plus a significant amount of time spent with a research or work project abroad. Only one summer semester abroad will count in this total. ALIS-IP majors are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Language for Business and Technology (LBAT) intensive summer programs offered by the School of Modern Languages.
In addition to gaining advanced global competence, the International Plan designation will set ALIS majors apart from other applicants with recruiters from top companies and governmental agencies. Other required courses include the following, which can easily be obtained within the regular required curriculum offerings of Modern Languages (these requirements can also be met with courses taken abroad, upon consultation with ALIS degree advisors):
- One course focused on international relations historically and theoretically, including topics such as:
- the role of state sovereignty and nationalism and non-state actors in the international system;
- international conflict, peace, security, intervention, and nation-building;
- international organizations, law, and ethics; and
- transnational problems of the environment, terrorism, health, and migration; among other issues.
- One course that provides a historical and theoretical understanding of the global economy, including topics such as international trade, finance, investment, and production; regional economic integration (such as the EU); economic development and modernization; and questions of natural resource sustainability.
- One course that provides familiarity with an area of the world or a country that allows them to make systematic comparisons with their own society and culture. A culminating course, occurring either at the end of or after the international experience that integrates knowledge of the discipline and the international experience in a global context. (satisfied by the CHIN 4500/FREN 4500/GRMN 4500/JAPN 4500/KOR 4500/RUSS 4500/SPAN 4500 course)
BS/MS Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies
1. Recommendation of two Modern Languages faculty members
2. Grade of 3.0 or higher in all BS-ALIS coursework as demonstrated through official GT transcript (as of 2019-20 Spanish coursework)
3. Oral proficiency level of at least Intermediate High according to American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards and OPI assessment procedures. This will be determined by in-person interview or ACTFL phone test.
4. Students must apply by March 15 of their junior year, so as to be accepted into the program and enroll in the graduate version of the required Intercultural Seminar (Capstone) course in the spring of their senior year.
5. Student acceptance will be recommended by a Graduate Committee comprised of members of the language programs to which students apply.
6. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA throughout the MS ALIS program.
Program of Study and BS/MS ALIS Curriculum:
Following the model of other BS/MS degrees at Georgia Tech, ALIS majors meeting and maintaining eligibility requirements for continuing with the BS/MS ALIS may double count up to 6 credit hours of language study at the 4000 level or higher toward both degrees. BS/MSALIS students must complete at least 146 hours (total hours for BSALIS = 122 credit hours and total hours for MSALIS = 30 credit hours equal 152 credit hours with 6 credit hours being shared = 146 credit hours. Students may double count a 6000-level elective (3 hours) and 6000-level Intercultural Seminar (3 hours) toward undergraduate and graduate requirements.
BS/MS ALIS students also 21 take credit hours of graduate electives (3 credits of this requirement will be completed at undergraduate level), of which 18 or more must be in the target language, while one advisor-approved course not in the target language is allowed (3 credit hours of graduate level coursework taken at the undergraduate level will satisfy both BSALIS ML elective and a MSALIS elective requirement). BS/MS students must also complete Intercultural Seminar (6500) that will satisfy both the undergraduate and graduate seminar requirement.