Listed below are the requirements for the German major. In addition to the requirements for the major, students must also satisfy all of the university general education requirements and the College of Letters & Science breadth and other degree requirements. Degree requirements will vary depending on when you took your first college class. You are strongly advised to consult your advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree. Read more about the degree requirements on the L&S Degree Requirements web pages.
All majors are required to take an advanced language proficiency exam, normally during the semester in which they complete 18 credits in the major. The College of Letters & Science requires that students attain at least a 2.0 GPA on all credits in the major attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work.
Majors must register with the program at the beginning of their candidacy.
The major requires a minimum of 30 credits in courses numbered 300 or above, at least 18 of them taken in residence at UWM. No more than 9 credits per semester will be accepted from study abroad.
|GERMAN 331||German Grammar in Practice||3|
|GERMAN 332||Presentation and Composition||3|
|GERMAN 333||Texts and Contexts||3|
|GERMAN 334||Introduction to German Studies||3|
|Select four additional courses at the 300 to 500 level (that are taught in German)||12|
|Select two courses at the 600 level||6|
|Select 3 credits (see below)||3|
|At least 6 additional credits in related courses outside the program (as recommended by advisor) are strongly encouraged|
The College of Letters & Science requires students to complete a research experience in their major. Students fulfill this requirement in the context of the following courses:
|GERMAN 474||German for Professional Purposes||3|
|GERMAN 475||Seminar on the History and Structure of German||3|
|GERMAN 483||Seminar on German Studies:||3|
|GERMAN 484||Seminar on Themes and Motifs in German Literature:||3|
|GERMAN 488||Topics in German Philology:||3|
|GERMAN 525||Seminar in Advanced German Translation||3|
|GERMAN 645||Seminar on Representative German Authors:||3|
|GERMAN 649||Seminar on Theoretical Approaches to German Literature:||3|
|GERMAN 671||Seminar on Phonetics||3|