Degree Requirements

First- and Second-Year Preparation

GERM 104GERM 108,  GERM 201, and GERM 202 should be completed as early as possible.

Requirements for the B.A. Major

Required Courses

After completion of GERM 202 Intermediate German II, students must complete 16 credits as follows:

  • GERM 301 High Intermediate German I (3)
  • GERM 302 High Intermediate German II (3)
  • GERM 315 German Literature and the Modern Era (3)
  • GERM 316 Discussion Section: German Literature and the Modern Era (1)
  • GERM 401 Advanced German I (3)
  • GERM 580 Senior Capstone Course: German-Speaking Europe Today (3)
  • GERM 315 and GERM 316 must be completed before students can take a course beyond GERM 402 (except GERM 444 and GERM 462).

    Admission to 400- and 500-level courses after GERM 402 (except GERM 444 and GERM 462) without completion of GERM 315 and GERM 316 is only with permission of the Undergraduate Advisor.

    Elective Courses

    A minimum of 14 credit hours at the 300, 400, and 500 levels must be completed beyond the required courses. 12 of these credit hours must be at the 400 or 500 level. In exceptional cases, undergraduates may take courses at the 600 level with permission of the Undergraduate Advisor and the instructor.

    With permission of the Undergraduate Advisor, 6 credit hours at the 300, 400, or 500 levels may be counted toward the major by completing two approved courses offered by other departments with significant content related to German-speaking Europe; permission of the Undergraduate Advisor is required. A 600-level course may be counted with approval of the Undergraduate Advisor.

    Germanic languages & literatures majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad and should discuss this opportunity with the Undergraduate Advisor early in their undergraduate career.

    Major Hours & Major GPA

    While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

    Major Hours
    Satisfied by 30 hours of major courses.

    Major Hours in Residence
    At least 15 hours of coursework at the 300, 400, and 500 levels, including the senior capstone course, GERM 580, must be completed in residence at KU.

    Major Junior/Senior Hours
    Satisfied by a minimum of 30 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major.

    Major Junior/Senior Graduation GPA
    Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in junior/senior courses (300+) in the major. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

     

    Graduation Plan

    With careful planning and commitment to a full-time course load, you can graduate in 4 years. Download a sample 4-year plan for Germanic studies.

Contact Info

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2080
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-4803
german@ku.edu
http://www2.ku.edu/~germanic/
Marc L. Greenberg, Chair
785-864-2349

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2080
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-4803
german@ku.edu
http://www2.ku.edu/~germanic/
James H. Brown, Undergraduate Advisor
785-864-9174
Lorie A. Vanchena, Undergraduate Advisor
785-864-9176

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2076
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-4803
german@ku.edu
http://www2.ku.edu/~germanic/
Leonie Marx, Graduate Director
marx@ku.edu
Morgan Swartzlander, Graduate Program Coordinator
mswartz@ku.edu
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