BA with a Major in Germanic Studies with a Business Minor

Majors in Germanic Studies must complete either the Germanic Studies Concentration or the German with a Business Minor concentration.

Degree Requirements—Germanic Studies with Business Minor—Concentration II

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from UIC, students must complete University, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Germanic Studies degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

Summary of Requirements
Concentration II Requirements28
Required Collateral Courses14
General Education and Electives to reach minimum Total Hours78
Total Hours120

General Education

See General Education and Writing-in-the-Discipline in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for information on meeting these requirements.

Concentration II Requirements—German with a Business Minor

Required Courses
GER 211Introduction to Advanced Language Study3
or GER 212 Introduction to the Study of Literary Texts
GER 300Writing in the Study of German a1
GER 310Practice in German Language Skills3
GER 311Contemporary Germanic Culture and Society3
GER 315Business German I3
GER 415Business German II3
GER 450Business Operations in German-Speaking Countries3
GER 401Advanced Practice in German Language Skills3
or GER 408 Introduction to Translation Theory
Select 6 hours of Germanic Studies courses (GER 492 and GER 493 are recommended) b6
Total Hours28
a

GER 300 fulfills the Writing-in-the-Discipline requirement.

b

GER 104 may count toward these credit hours. With the exception of GER 104, all courses that count as credit toward the Major in Germanic Studies must be at the 200-level or above.

Required Collateral Courses

These courses constitute a business minor.

Courses
ACTG 210Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ECON 120Principles of Microeconomics a,b4
IDS 200Intro to Management Information Systems4
BA 200Managerial Communication3
Total Hours14
a

This course is approved for the Understanding the Individual and Society General Education category.

b

This course is approved for the Understanding U.S. Society General Education category.

Recommended Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3
GER 101 Elementary German I 4
General Education Requirement course 3
General Education Requirement course 3-5
 Hours13-15
Spring Semester
ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3
GER 102 Elementary German II 4
General Education Requirement course 3
General Education Requirement course 3
Quantitative Reasoning 3-5
 Hours16-18
Second Year
Fall Semester
GER 103 Intermediate German I 4
ECON 120 Principles of Microeconomics a 4
General Education Requirement course 3
General Education Requirement course 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
GER 104 Intermediate German II 4
Elective 3
ACTG 210 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
General Education Requirement course 3
General Education Requirement course 3
 Hours16
Third Year
Fall Semester
GER 211
Introduction to Advanced Language Study
or Introduction to the Study of Literary Texts
3
GER 315 Business German I 3
BA 200 Managerial Communication 3
General Education Requirement course/Elective 3
Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
GER 310 Practice in German Language Skills 3
GER 415 Business German II 3
IDS 200 Intro to Management Information Systems 4
General Education Requirement course/Elective 3
Elective 3
 Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
GER 311 Contemporary Germanic Culture and Society 3
GER 300 Writing in the Study of German 1
GER 450 Business Operations in German-Speaking Countries 3
Electives 8
 Hours15
Spring Semester
GER 401
Advanced Practice in German Language Skills
or Introduction to Translation Theory
3
GER 3xx or GER 4xx b 3-6
Electives 9
 Hours15-18
 Total Hours120
a

ECON 120 and ECON 121 are approved for Understanding the Individual and Society, and Understanding U.S. Society

b

GER 492 and GER 493 are recommended if an internship is available.

Note: Study Abroad is strongly recommended during a summer session and/or Junior year.