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(Students may consult the eCalendar for complete information on program requirements.)

Subject to approval by the Department, courses offered with LLCU course codes may count toward fulfilling program requirements.

Minor Concentration in German Language (18 credits). The Minor Concentration in German Language is designed to allow students to achieve linguistic proficiency in German and to introduce students to the some of the major aspects of German culture. The minor is expandable to the Major Concentration in German Language and Literature.

Minor Concentration in German Literature (18 credits). The Minor Concentration in German Literature is offered as a special program for students who already possess the necessary language skills before coming to McGill, or which they may have established by completing the intensive sequence (GERM200 + 300) as elective courses in their first year. Six credits of required courses (GERM 325 Intensive) are followed by 12 credits of electives in German.

Minor Concentration in German Literature and Culture in Translation (18 credits). The Minor Concentration in German Literature and Culture in Translation is offered to students who would like to experience the contributions that German writers, thinkers, artists, and directors have made to western intellectual history, but who lack the language skills to take courses in German. All readings and discussions in these courses are in English.

Major Concentration in German Language and Literature (36 credits). The Major Concentration in German Language and Literature is designed for students who would like to immerse themselves in the history of German literature from the eighteenth-century to the present. 18 credits of language courses are required for the major to be followed by 18 credits of elective courses on the history of German literature from all available periods that are taught in German.

Major Concentration in German Literature and Culture (36 credits). The Major Concentration in German Literature and Culture is designed for students who would like to integrate a cultural studies approach with a focus on the history of German literature. 24 credits of courses to be taught in German with another 12 credits that can be taken from courses offered in English. Prerequisite for this major is a linguistic competence as acquired in GERM325 or equivalent.

Major Concentration in Contemporary German Studies (36 credits). For students wishing to focus on contemporary German cultural issues. The interdisciplinary course of study is to be established in consultation with an advisor. Potential courses can be taken from departments of history, economics, political science, Jewish studies, sociology, and management. Prerequisite for this major is a linguistic competence as acquired in GERM325 or equivalent.

Honours in German Studies (60 credits). The Honours Program in German Studies is designed to provide students with an intensive knowledge of both the German language and the history of German culture from the eighteenth-century to the present. It consists of 60 credits worth of courses, which include language, literature and cultural studies courses from the eighteenth-century to the present. Admission to the Honours Program in German Studies requires departmental approval. Students may begin Honours in German Studies in their first year. Honours students must maintain a GPA of 3.30 in their program courses, and, according to Faculty regulations, a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general. In addition to the above requirements, Honours students, according to Faculty regulations, also must complete at least a Minor Concentration (18 credits) in another academic unit.

Joint Honours Program-German Studies Component
(36 credits). Students who wish to study at the Honours level in two Arts disciplines can combine Joint Honours Program components from any two Arts disciplines.

IUTS. Permission to take courses at other Quebec universities

Universities in Quebec (please see links for a list in Montreal) have an agreement to automatically transfer credits of each others' visiting students, when students have applied beforehand to have this done by completing and submitting a form to their registrar's office. The "IUTS" permission form is available at the CREPUQ (Conférence des recteurs et principal(e)s des universités québecoises) web site (click on Autorisation d'études hors établissement and then "English" if you prefer English.) Inclusion of a course in a program is always subject to the approval of that program's adviser. Students are strongly encouraged to speak to their adviser before taking any course at another institution. As well, the maximum number of credits that may be taken outside of McGill is 1/3 of the total, either for the program or overall.