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German Language
Undergraduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


 

German is the language of Goethe, Mozart, Kafka, and Bach. It is also the second most used scientific language and the marketplace language of three leaders in the business world: Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. A foreign language areas studies certificate in German is a step on the road to business acumen.

 

Program Highlights
  • Develop competencies and familiarity with the basic German language
  • Gain knowledge of German traditions, customs, history, and culture
  • Understand how to function appropriately and effectively in Germany
Required Courses

Core Courses (12 credits)


  • (3 Credits, GERM 111)

  • (3 Credits, GERM 112)

  • (3 Credits, GERM 211) or German Area Studies course

  • (3 Credits, GERM 212) or German Area Studies course

Related Area Studies Courses (6 credits)

Choose from related courses in German culture, history, language, literature, or government and politics Some examples follow:

  • Any GERM course(s)

  • (3 Credits, GERM 333)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 141)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 142)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 317A)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 317J)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 337)
Career Preparation
Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
18
Transfer Credits
Up to 9
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Humanities
Bachelor of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


Like other liberal arts majors, a major in humanities offers a solid base of critical thinking on which to build a career or further study. This major will broaden your understanding of yourself and your interaction with the world and provide a perspective on cultural and intellectual heritage while offering tools to use that knowledge in the real world.

You'll explore how individuals and groups understand their existence, their place within their cultures, and their responsibility to others and the physical world.

Program Highlights
  • Plan, communicate, and implement coherent and justifiable practices that improve human conditions
  • Analyze ideas critically and defend recommendations for improving the conditions of society
  • Act in a personally and socially responsible manner, recognizing the complexity and diversity of the human experience
  • Identify and use technology to research, collect, analyze, and interpret data and effectively communicate information that educates and influences others
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, HUMN 100)

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 100)

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 140)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 115)
    or
    (3 Credits, HIST 116)
    or
    (3 Credits, HIST 141)
    or
    (3 Credits, HIST 142)

  • (3 Credits, MUSC 210)
    or any level MUSC course

  • (3 Credits, ARTH 372)
    or any upper-level ARTH course

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 304)
    or any upper-level PHIL course

  • (3 Credits, HUMN 351)
    or any upper-level HUMN course

  • (3 Credits, PHIL 349)
    or any upper-level PHIL course

  • (3 Credits, ENGL 406)
    or any upper-level ENGL course

  • (3 Credits, HUMN 495)

Electives

The bachelor's degree in humanities requires 46 credits in minor and/or elective coursework.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you develop skills that are applicable to careers in fields as varied as education, publishing, journalism, advertising, sales, law, management, human resources, and insurance and at institutions such as museums and other nonprofit organizations.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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History
Bachelor of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021-2022 academic year.


Like other liberal arts majors, a major in history offers a solid base of critical thinking on which to build a career or further graduate study.

One of the very first schools to offer a degree program in history online, UMGC brings you nearly two decades of experience in teaching history in an online environment. Plus, if you're based in the Washington, D.C., area, you'll have myriad opportunities to find internships and part-time and full-time jobs in the field via public institutions and federal positions. Our alumni have gone on to work at such agencies as the National Archives and the National Park Service.

This program is also available as a minor.

Program Highlights
  • Research, interpret, and present historical knowledge
  • Write and speak clearly and appropriately about historical information for diverse audiences
  • Engage in history as a moral and ethical practice, recognizing a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives
  • Apply historical precedents to contemporary life and develop self-reflection
  • Achieve a deep understanding of the different peoples, events, and cultures that have shaped human civilization
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, HIST 115)
    or
    (3 Credits, HIST 141)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 116)
    or
    (3 Credits, HIST 142)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 156)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 157)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 289)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 309)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 495)

Upper-level HIST courses (12 credits)

Focused study in U.S. or world history recommended, as follows:

U.S. History


  • (3 Credits, HIST 316L)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 365)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 377)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 461)

World History


  • (3 Credits, HIST 326)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 337)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 392)

  • (3 Credits, HIST 480)

Electives

The bachelor's degree in history requires 46 credits of minor and/or elective coursework.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for a future in politics, law, journalism, or education. It is appropriate for you if you have an interest in teaching history or social studies; working in public history archives, historic sites, museums, and galleries; or pursuing graduate-level study in history or law and public policy.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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