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Faculty of Arts (2014/2015)
11.15 German and Russian Language and Literature

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11.15.1 German

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

11.15.1.1 General Degree

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

11.15.1.2 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 two streams: literature or cultural studies. 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)

11.15.1.3 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.

11.15.1.4 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. 18 credit hours in German, including: 1000; 1001 (or their equivalents); 2010 and 2011; 2900; 2901; and

  2. 6 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.

German 2030, 2031, 2900, 2901, the former 2910, 3000, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3005, the former 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.

11.15.1.5 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
11.15.2 Russian

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Russian language courses are normally taken in succession. The prerequisite for each course is successful completion of the preceding level, or with permission of the Head of the Department. There is no prerequisite for Russian 1000.

The courses in Russian literature, film and culture 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 and are designated by RUSS.

11.15.2.1 Advising for Major and Minor programs

Students interested in pursuing a major in Russian Language and Literature are advised to consult the Department very early in their undergraduate studies. For students specializing in Russian programs course selection is important to enter graduate school, teaching, library work, or government service. Students with advanced credit or competence in Russian will be placed at an appropriate level. Students are encouraged to consult with the undergraduate advisor. Students with prior knowledge of Russian may be granted transfer credit if that knowledge came from a recognized academic course. Russian courses may be challenged for credit with the permission of the Head of the Department.

11.15.2.2 Russian Language and Literature Major Program

A Major in Russian consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours in Russian courses including 1000, 1001, 2010, 2011 and 3010, as well as 6 credit hours in courses at the 4000 level. The remaining 15 credit hours comprise any combination of language, literature and culture courses.

11.15.2.3 Russian Language and Literature Minor Program

The remaining 12 credit hours comprise any combination of language, literature and culture courses.

Students should note that with the permission of the Head of the Department, up to 6 credit hours for certain courses with a strong Russian content which are offered by other departments may be counted towards major and minor specializations in Russian Language and Literature.