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German to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy
German term or phrase:Diplombegleitfach
From a Swiss Website for a landscape archetecture dept. at a university. Under the list of who's responsible for what there are 2 headings: Diplombegleitfach and Wahlfach. If the latter is 'optional subject', what does Diplombegleitfach mean?!
"Minor"/"secondary" versus "optional" / "elective"
16:07 Feb 18, 2009
I have just re-read the oringinal question (after posting my agreement with one proffered solution). I think the 'Diplomgleitfach' is what I have termed a 'minor' subject, i.e. a course from a list which one MUST study in order to achieve the final qualification (Diplom). The 'Wahlfach' might then be the 'true' 'optional' or 'elective' subject which could be taken IN ADDITION to the prescribed 'Major' and (chosen) 'Minor' subject courses.
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Explanation: I have understood "Begleitfach" as being an essential, but secondary element of a course (which may or may not be a module in itself) such as the first source listed at the University of Heidelberg.
The two English sources refer to universities offering second topics and have used the term I'd like to suggest.