German Major and Minor

(as listed in the UNCW Academic Catalogue)

All German majors and minors should contact Gina Kelley regarding an academic advisor.

Applied Learning Requirement:

To satisfy the applied-learning requirement for foreign language, a student must complete 6 credit hours of study abroad (at the intermediate level or above) or 3 credit hours of internship, directed individual study, practicum, honors, or service learning.

Oral Communication Requirement:

To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.A. degree in German studies a student must successfully complete GER 307 or GER 495.

Requirements for a Major in German Studies for the B.A. Degree:

Including GER 201 and GER 202 or the equivalent. Thirty hours must be completed at the 300-400 level. GER 307 is required. No more than 6 hours may be obtained by means of a German Studies course taught in English. At least 6 hours must be at the 400 level. No more than 3 hours obtained by means of GER 491 or GER 498 will count towards the major.

Total: 36 hours

Additional Information:

A grade of “C-” or better is required in each course counted toward the major and a “C” (2.00) average or better for all courses counted toward the major. All majors must complete a series of German proficiency exams in order to graduate.

German Program Student Learning outcomes

Students will:

SLO 1: Acquire the ability to write a lengthy research project with attention to content, organization, and style.

SLO 2: Acquire the ability to discuss abstract ideas in German, as well as give oral presentations on specialized topics.

SLO 3: Acquire the ability to read specialized texts related to literature, film, and civilization without having to rely on glossed texts.

SLO 4: Acquire the ability to comprehend sustained lectures dealing with abstract ideas and containing sophisticated vocabulary.


Requirements for a Minor in German:

(as listed in the UNCW Academic Catalogue)

18 hours at the 200 level and above, excluding courses taught in English. Of these, at least 9 hours must be at the 300 level or higher. A grade of “C-” or better is required in each course counted toward the minor and a “C” (2.00) average or better for all courses counted towards the minor.


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