German Undergraduate Programs

Director of Undergraduate Studies/Undergraduate Advisor (contact)
 

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - German Studies offers a variety of major and minor options to meet the different needs and qualifications of students. While students will be exposed to a broad array of courses that cover the history of German literary and cultural life, special emphasis will also be placed on such fields as film studies, media studies, print culture studies, critical theory, translation theory and the history of lyric form.

(Students should consult the eCalendar for complete information on program requirements, as well as the course schedule for availability.)

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. 

Minor Concentration in German Studies (18 credits). The Minor Concentration in German Studies is designed to give students an introduction to and critical understanding of a variety of aspects of German culture from the eighteenth century to the present. It is designed to complement other forms of disciplinary and cultural inquiry, in other languages, geographic areas, international studies, or the digital humanities. No language courses are required and all courses may be taken in German or English. Courses will include the study of major works of literature, philosophy, film, theory, and visual art that have made a defining impact on German and European culture.  

Major Concentration in German Studies (36 credits).  The Major Concentration in German Studies provides students with a rigorous and broad inquiry into the major features that have defined German cultural life since the eighteenth century. Knowledge of the German language is a core component of the major concentration and normally courses towards the major concentration will be taught in German. Courses will include the study of major works of literature, philosophy, film, theory, and visual art that have made a defining impact on German and European culture. Students will acquire the skills of critical reading and viewing that allow them to interpret complex works of art and evaluate their social and cultural significance.

Honours in German Studies (60 credits). The Honours in German Studies provides students with a rigorous and broad inquiry into the major features that have defined German cultural life since the eighteenth century. Knowledge of the German language is a core component of the Honours program and all courses towards Honours will be taught in German. Courses will include the study of major works of literature, philosophy, film, theory, and visual art that have made a defining impact on German and European culture. Students will acquire the skills of critical reading and viewing that allow them to interpret complex works of art and evaluate their social and cultural significance.

Joint Honours Program-German Studies Component (36 credits). The Joint Honours – German Studies Component provides students with a rigorous and broad inquiry into the major features that have defined German cultural life since the eighteenth century. Knowledge of the German language is a core component of the Joint Honours Component and normally courses towards the Joint Honours Component will be taught in German. Courses will include the study of major works of literature, philosophy, film, theory, and visual art that have made a defining impact on German and European culture. Students will acquire the skills of critical reading and viewing that allow them to interpret complex works of art and evaluate their social and cultural significance.