The degree of Master of Arts (M.A.) is offered in German Language and Literature and may be taken by full-time or part-time study.
Students for the M.A. degree in German are normally expected to have completed an Honours degree with a minimum of second-class standing. An applicant who does not hold an Honours Degree or its equivalent may be required to complete such additional undergraduate courses as the Department considers necessary, prior to admission or as part of the program.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate superior German language skills as determined by the Department prior to admission to the program. As part of the admission process, prospective students must therefore submit a writing sample in German. An interview may also be part of the admission process.
As part of the admissions process, prospective students must submit a non-binding outline of the area in which they would like to write their thesis.
Normally, the M.A. program should take two academic years to complete, of which the first three semesters will be spent in completing course work, writing and orally defending a thesis proposal, and beginning to carry out research. The following three semesters will be spent in completing research and a thesis.
Students will be required to complete at least 15 credit hours in course work. Of these 15 credit hours,
all students will be required to complete 3 credit hours in LING 7000;
all students will be required to complete 9 credit hours in designated GERM graduate courses;
all students will be required to complete 3 credit hours in a graduate level course from either GERM or another program within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, to be approved by the graduate committee.
A selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of students, as far as the resources of the Department will allow.
- 6000 Topics in Modern Technology, Literature and Culture
- 6001 The Other in German-language Literature and Culture
- 6100 Topics in the History of the German Language
- 6103 Bibliography and Research Methods
- 6200 Issues in Early German Literature and Culture I
- 6201 Topics in Early German Literature and Culture II
- 6300 Topics in Early Modern German Literature and Culture I
- 6301 Topics in Early Modern German Literature and Culture II
- 6800 Topics in Modern German Literature and Culture I
- 6801 Topics in Modern German Literature and Culture II
- 6900 Topics in Contemporary German Literature and Culture I
- 6901 Topics in Contemporary German Literature and Culture II
- 6903 Propaganda and Censorship
- 7000 Special Subject or Author I
- 7001 Special Subject or Author II
- 7002-7020 Special Topics in German Studies