Major Requirements

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.

German 4-Year Course Schedule

Major Requirements

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 331German Grammar in Practice3
GERMAN 332Presentation and Composition3
GERMAN 333Texts and Contexts 3
GERMAN 334Introduction to German Studies3
Select four additional courses at the 300 to 500 level (that are taught in German)12
Select two courses at the 600 level6
Research Experience
Select 3 credits (see below)3
At least 6 additional credits in related courses outside the program (as recommended by advisor) are strongly encouraged
Total Credits33

Research Experience

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 474German for Professional Purposes3
GERMAN 475Seminar on the History and Structure of German3
GERMAN 483Seminar on German Studies:3
GERMAN 484Seminar on Themes and Motifs in German Literature:3
GERMAN 488Topics in German Philology:3
GERMAN 525Seminar in Advanced German Translation3
GERMAN 645Seminar on Representative German Authors:3
GERMAN 649Seminar on Theoretical Approaches to German Literature:3
GERMAN 671Seminar on Phonetics3