BA with a Major in Germanic Studies

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

Degree Requirements—Germanic Studies—Concentration I

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 I Requirements31
General Education and Electives to reach minimum Total Hours89
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 I Requirements

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
Six hours of designated language courses (l) b6
Twelve hours of designated literature/culture courses (l/c) b12
Nine hours of additional Germanic Studies courses. Program must be approved by major advisor.9
Total Hours31
a

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

b

GER 104 is one of the designated language courses.

c

For area designations at the 200-level and above, see individual course listings.

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
Quantitative Reasoning 3-5
General Education Requirement course 3-5
 Hours13-17
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
General Education Requirement course 3
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall Semester
GER 103 Intermediate German I 4
General Education Requirement course 3-5
General Education Requirement course 3
General Education Requirement course 3
Electives 3
 Hours16-18
Spring Semester
GER 104 Intermediate German II 4
General Education Requirement course/Elective 3
General Education Requirement course/Elective 3
Electives 6
 Hours16
Third Year
Fall Semester
GER 211
Introduction to Advanced Language Study
or Introduction to the Study of Literary Texts
3
GER 2xx (Designated literature/culture course) a 3-4
Electives 9
 Hours15-16
Spring Semester
GER 3xx or GER 4xx (Designated literature/culture course) a 3
GER 2xx, GER 3xx, or GER 4xx (Designated language course) b 3
Electives 9
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
GER 2xx, GER 3xx, or GER 4xx (Designated literature/culture course) a 3
GER 2xx, GER 3xx, or GER 4xx c 3
GER 2xx, GER 3xx, or GER 4xx (Designated literature/culture course) a 3
GER 300 Writing in the Study of German 1
Electives 4
 Hours14
Spring Semester
GER 2xx, GER 3xx, or GER 4xx d 3
GER 2xx, GER 3xx, or GER 4xx a 3
GER 2xx, GER 3xx, or GER 4xx (Designated literature/culture course) a 3
Electives 6
 Hours15
 Total Hours120
a

Designated literature/culture courses include: GER 212, GER 217, GER 218, GER 219, GER 240, GER 290, GER 311, GER 316, GER 318, GER 333, GER 411, GER 420, GER 421, GER 422, GER 430, GER 437, GER 438, GER 439, GER 480.

b

Designated language courses include: GER 104, GER 211, GER 212, GER 214GER 310, GER 315, GER 401, GER 408, GER 415.

c

GER 310 is strongly recommended.

d

GER 401 is strongly recommended.

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