German Undergraduate Programs

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.


Program Information

(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)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration German Language (18 Credits)

Minor Concentration in German Studies (18 credits)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration German Studies (18 Credits)

Major Concentration in German Studies (36 credits)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration German Studies (36 Credits)

Honors in German Studies

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours German Studies (60 Credits)

Joint Honours Program-German Studies Component (36 credits)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours German Studies Component (36 Credits)

Additional Information

German Language Courses

POLICY CONCERNING REGISTRATION IN GERMAN LANGUAGE COURSES

Please note that there is no waitlist for GERM 202 and GERM 307; they are only available for GERM 200, GERM 300 and GERM 325. If the classes are full, advisors in German Studies will not be able to help students get into the course. Students should continue checking Minerva to see whether a spot becomes available. If that is not the case and students need the course as part of your degree requirements, they should discuss their academic situation with the advisor of their program of study. He/she will help the students find a solution. Advisors in German Studies have no authority over the degree requirements of the programs of study of other departments.

PLACEMENT TESTS

Students with no prior or little knowledge of German should register in German for beginners [GERM 202 or GERM 200] without taking a placement test.

During the first week of classes, placement tests will be administered in the intermediate and advanced language classes in which students are registered. If students miss the test, they may not be able to remain in the course.

Students with prior knowledge of German who have already attained the A2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or a low-intermediate level according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines should register in Intermediate German [GERM 307 or GERM 300].

Students who have attained the B1.2 level or intermediate-high level should register in Advanced Intensive German [GERM 325].

Student who have attained at least a C1 or superior level or are native speakers of German are overqualified for the language courses. They may register in German literature courses in the German language.

If you are unsure about your level, please contact the German Language Program Director at sun-young.kim2 [at] mcgill.ca.

According to the results of the placement test, instructors might recommend a change in level. We do not guarantee, however, that places will be available in the suggested course/level.

 

Study and Work in Germany

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Audit Sheets

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Program Advisors

Director of Undergraduate Studies/Undergraduate Advisor
Prof. Daniel Schwartz
688 Sherbrooke West, Room 485 
Montreal, QC  H3A 3R1
daniel.schwartz2 [at] mcgill.ca (e-mail)

Director of Graduate Studies/Graduate Advisor
Prof. Karin Bauer
688 Sherbrooke West, Room 473
Montreal, QC  H3A 3R1
karin.bauer [at] mcgill.ca (e-mail)

Director of Language Programs/Language Advisor
Dr. Sun-Young Kim
688 Sherbrooke West, Room 475
Montreal, QC  H3A 3R1
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