German academic plans

Regular B.A. Plans – Requirements

(in addition to faculty requirements)

Honours B.A. Plans – Requirements

(in addition to faculty requirements)

Minor
3-year General
4-year General
Honours
Joint Honours

Honours German (Arts & Business  Co-op and Regular)

8 (as of Fall 2012) German courses with 65% average
12 German courses with
65% average
16 (as of Fall 2013) German courses with 65% average
20 German courses with 75% average
16 German courses with
75% average
16 German courses with 75% average
Required language courses

 

Minor

Six GER courses  taught in German  (as of Fall 2014) 

 

All other plans

201, 202, 211*, 212**, and two of 303, 304, 307, 308, 309*

(If any of these courses are waived for students with advanced language skills, they must be replaced by GER electives or courses on exchange.)

Additional required courses for all Honours German academic plans

271, 272 / Two junior seminars (choose from 331, 332†, 333†, 334) / One senior seminar (431)

Elective courses
(any of the following courses may be used to complete course requirements for any German Academic Plan)
Elective Language Courses Junior Seminars

Senior Seminars

Culture, film, linguistics, and literature

(taught in English)

101, 102, 250, 303, 304, 307, 308, 309*, 350, 407, 490, 495 331, 332†, 333†, 334 431 (repeatable, if different topic) 100, 180, 220, 261, 262, 271, 272, 280, 359, 362, 363, 364, 383, 385, 420

Elective Courses from other programs

(students in any German academic plan may elect to take up to TWO courses from the list of courses below in place of GER electives):

Applied Language Studies (APPLS) 301
Dutch 101, 102, 201, 202
English (ENGL) 218
Fine Arts (FINE) 112
History (HIST) 223, 247, 265, 341, 358
MUSIC 254, 255, 260, 261
Religious Studies (RS) 211, 272

* = new courses.
** = formerly GER 204.
† = discontinued courses.

Note: Courses taken on study exchange may substitute for courses taken at UW. For more information, contact the Germanic & Slavic Studies Undergraduate Office.

Certificate in German Language

Students must successfully complete any four German language courses, with the exclusion of courses taught in English, and obtain a cumulative average of 70%.

Students registered in degree programs at the University of Waterloo may pursue the certificate program in German language.

The certificate is not open to students pursuing a German academic plan.