First- and Second-Year Preparation
Requirements for the B.A. Major
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)
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:
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.