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9.18 German and Russian Language and Literature

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9.18.1 German

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German course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Arts section under Course Descriptions, German.

9.18.1.1 General Degree

All students who did not matriculate in German will begin their study with Elementary German I (1000) or equivalent.

9.18.1.2 German Language and Literature Major Program

Students majoring in German must comply with the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate) and arrange their program in consultation with the Head of the Department. Students majoring in German may choose from three streams: literature, cultural studies, or business and commerce streams. The choice of stream will determine the courses required for a major. It is highly desirable that, during their course of study, all students majoring in German spend at least one semester of study in a German-speaking country.

Major Streams

  1. Literature Stream

    Students majoring in German (Literature stream) will normally be required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours in German including at least 24 credit hours in the following courses or their equivalents: German 1000, 1001, 2010, 2011, 3010, 3011, 3900 and 3901. Exceptional students may be extended an invitation to participate in a graduate level seminar.

    Suggested Course Pattern for the Major in German (Literature Stream) Table

    First-Year

    Second-Year

    Third-Year

    Fourth-Year

    • GERM 3010
    • GERM 3011
    • GERM 3900
    • GERM 3901
    • Recommended: two 3 credit hour electives
    • Remaining courses to complete the Major in German (Literature Stream)
  2. Cultural Studies Stream

    Students majoring in German (Cultural Studies stream) will normally be required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours in German, including at least 24 credit hours in the following courses or their equivalents: German 1000, 1001, 2010, 2011, 2900, 2901, 3010, and 3011. Exceptional students may be extended an invitation to participate in a graduate level seminar.

    Suggested Course Pattern for the Major in German (Cultural Studies Stream) Table

    First-Year

    Second-Year

    Third-Year

    Fourth-Year

    • GERM 3010
    • GERM 3011
    • Recommended: four 3 credit hour electives

    Remaining courses to complete the Major in German (Cultural Studies Stream)

  3. Business and Commerce Stream

    Students majoring in German (Business and Commerce stream) will normally be required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours in German, including at least 24 credit hours in the following courses or their equivalents: German 1002, 1003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 3010, 3011, and 3902. The student will be required to complete a period of work of not less than four weeks with a company in a German-speaking country, or with approval of the Department Head, a company that can provide the student with an environment that requires substantial work to be done in German.

    Suggested Course Pattern for the Major in German (Business and Commerce Stream) Table

    First-Year

    Second-Year

    Third-Year

    Fourth-Year

    • GERM 3010
    • GERM 3011
    • GERM 3902
    • four 3 credit hour electives

    Remaining courses to complete the Major in German (Business and Commerce Stream)

9.18.1.3 German Language and Literature Minor Program

A Minor in German will consist of a minimum of 24 credit hours. Students must obtain credit for: German 1000, 1001 (or their equivalents), 2010, 2011.

9.18.1.4 German Studies Minor Program

A Minor in German Studies is offered as a special program of an interdisciplinary nature, consisting of a minimum of 24 credit hours in courses as follows:

  1. Eighteen credit hours in German, including: 1000; 1001 (or their equivalents); 2010 and 2011; 2900; 2901;

  2. Six credit hours taken in either additional courses in German and/or from cognate courses offered by other departments, such as History 3370, 3380, Philosophy 3850, 3851, 3860, to be chosen through prior consultation with the Head of the Department.

Note:

German 2030, 2031, 2900, 2901, 2910, 3000, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3005, 3902, 3911, 3912, 3913, 3914, 3915 and the Special Topics courses in German Studies may not be used as part of the Faculty of Arts requirements for 6 credit hours in a second language.

9.18.1.5 Honours Degree

Students wishing to take an Honours degree in German must arrange their program in consultation with the Head of the Department. They will be required to comply with the University regulations for Honours degrees, to take a minimum of 60 credit hours in German with at least a ‘B’ standing, and to write a comprehensive examination or present a Honours Essay in their final year. Courses in German must include the following required 27 credit hours: German 1000, 1001 (or their equivalent), 2010, 2011, 3010, 3011, 4010, 4011, and 4998 or 4999. Students reading German in a Joint Honours degree program will take a minimum of 42 credit hours in German, which must include the following 24 credit hours in courses German 1000, 1001 (or their equivalents), 2010, 2011, 3010, 3011, 3900, 3901 with at least a 'B' standing. .

Suggested Course Pattern for the Honours Program Table

First-Year

Second-Year

Third-Year

Fourth-Year

  • GERM 2010
  • GERM 2011
  • GERM 2900
  • GERM 2901
  • Recommended: two 3 credit hour electives at the 2000 level or higher
  • GERM 3010
  • GERM 3011
  • GERM 3900
  • GERM 3901
  • Recommended: two 3 credit hour electives at the 3000 level or higher
  • GERM 4010
  • GERM 4011
  • GERM 4998 or 4999
  • two 4000 level literature courses taught in German
  • one 3 credit hour elective
9.18.2 Russian

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Information regarding the Russian Studies program can also be found online at www.mun.ca/german/russian/course_descriptions.php.

Russian 1000 and 1001 are prerequisites for all other Russian courses except Russian 2030, 2031, 2600, 2601, 2900, 2901, 3005, 3023 and 3910.

Russian 2600, 2601, 2900, 2901, 3023, 3005, 3023 and 3910 may not be used as part of the Faculty of Arts requirement of 6 credit hours in a second language.

Russian course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Arts section under Course Descriptions, Russian.

9.18.2.1 Russian Language and Literature Major Program

A Major in Russian consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours in Russian including Russian 2600, 2601, 2900, 2901 and 3010, as well as 6 credit hours in courses at the 4000 level.

9.18.2.2 Russian Language and Literature Minor Program

A Minor in Russian consists of a minimum of 24 credit hours in Russian including 12 credit hours in the following: Russian 1000, 1001, 2010, and 2011.

Students should note that credit for courses 2600 and 2601 will not normally count towards a Minor in Russian Language and Literature.

9.18.2.3 Russian Studies Minor

A Minor in Russian Studies is offered as a special program of an interdisciplinary nature, consisting of a minimum of 24 credit hours, namely 12 credit hours in Russian and 12 in at least two disciplines, to be chosen in consultation with the Head of Department of German and Russian from the following course offerings:

  1. History 3350, History 3360, Philosophy 3890, Political Science 3020, the former Political Science 3320, Sociology 3710

  2. and other such courses as may be added to the list from time to time by the Faculty of Arts Committee on Undergraduate Studies.