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The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures offers the following programs in German:
Three-Year General Program in German
General Program in German Studies
Honours Program in German
Honours Program in German Studies
Honours German (Applied Studies Co-op)
Joint Honours Program with German
Joint Honours German Studies
Minor Program in German
Minor Program in German Studies
Students entering German programs are normally placed in one of two streams (A or B), depending upon their knowledge of the German language.

Stream A                         Stream B
Students with little or no       Students with at least Grade 12 standing in
knowledge of German	         German or equivalent

First Year                       First Year
GER 101/102	                 GER 151A/152A and/or GER 191/192

Second Year                      Second Year
GER 201/202                      GER 251A/252A
GER 291/292

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Three-Year General German

Eligibility for graduation in the General German program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 30 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 65%.
  2. At least 12 term courses must be in German.

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General Program in German Studies

The requirements for the General Program in German Studies are identical to those of the General German program, except that the 12 term courses in German Studies will normally be as follows:

Stream A                         Stream B
GER 101/102*  
GER 201/202
GER 151A/152A	                 GER 151A/152A
(or challenge for language competence by passing a departmental language 
 examination at the level of GER 152A. However, 12 term courses in German 
 studies will still be required.)
      
                                 GER 251A/252A
GER 272, 292                     Six electives from GER 281/282, 300, 381
Six electives from               and elective list below.
  GER 281/282, 300,              
  and elective list below

*	These two courses wil not count toward the required 12.

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Honours German

Eligibility for graduation in the Honours German program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 40 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 75%.
  2. At least 20 term courses must be in German.

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Honours German Studies

The requirements for the Honours German Studies program are identical to those of the Honours German program, except that the 20 German Studies term courses will normally be as follows:

Stream A                         Stream B
GER 101/102
GER 201/202
GER 151A/152A                    GER 151A/152A
GER 251A/252A                    GER 251A/252A
(or challenge for language competence by passing a departmental language 
 examination at the level of GER 252A. However, 20 term courses in German 
 studies will still be required.)

                                 GER 351A/352A
GER 281/282                      GER 281/282  
GER 291/292                      GER 291/292
GER 272                          GER 272 
Seven electives from GER 300,    Nine electives from GER 300, 371/372, 381,
  371/372, 381, a German           a German Literature or Linguistics course
  Literature or Linguistics        at the 400-level, and elevtive list below
  course at the 400-level, and     (a minimum of two courses must be at the
  elective list below (a minimum   400-level)
  of two courses must be at the 
  400-level)	

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Honours German (Applied Studies Co-op)

Eligibility for graduation in the Honours German (Applied Studies Co-op) program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 42 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 75%.
  2. At least 16 term courses must be in German.
  3. Successful comletion of Applied Studies requirements.

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German Joint Honours

A Joint Honours program with German may be taken in combination with any other discipline in which an Honours program is offered, subject to approval by the departments concerned.

The following Joint Honours programs have been approved with German:

Anthropology		Mathematics
Classical Studies	Music
Drama			Philosophy
Economics		Political Science
English			Psychology
French			Russian
Geography		Sociology
History			Spanish

Eligibility for graduation in the German Joint Honours program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 44 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 75%.
  2. At least 16 term courses must be in German.

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Joint Honours German Studies

The requirements for the Joint Honours German Studies program are identical to those of the Joint Honours German program, except that the 16 term courses in German Studies will normally be as follows:

Stream A                         Stream B
GER 101/102
GER 201/202
GER 151A/152A                    GER 151A/152A
GER 251A/252A                    GER 251A/252A
(or challenge for language competence by passing a departmental language 
 examination at the level of GER 252A. However, 16 term courses in German 
 studies will still be required.)
GER 292                          GER 292
GER 272                          GER 272
                                 GER 281/282
Six electives from GER 281/282,  Eight electives from GER 300, 371/372, 381,
  300, 381, a German Literature  a German Literature or Linguistics course
  or Linguistics course at the   at the 400-level, and elective list below
  400-level, and elective list   (a minimum of two courses must be at the
  below (a minimum of two        400-level)
  courses must be at the 
  400-level)

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Minor Program in German

Students of all departments may elect German as a Minor field of studies in consultation with the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures. A minor requires the completion of a minimum of ten term courses in German with an overall cumulative average of at least 65% in those courses, of which:

  1. not more than four term courses may be chosen from courses at the 100-level, and
  2. at least two term courses must be chosen from courses above the 200-level.

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Minor Program in German Studies

The requirements of the Minor program in German Studies are identical to those of the Minor program in German, except that the ten term courses in German Studies will normally be as follows:

Stream A                         Stream B
GER 101/102*
GER 201/202
GER 151A/152A                    GER 151A/152A
(or challenge for language competence by passing a departmental language 
 examination at the level of GER 152A. However, ten term courses in German 
 studies will still be required.)
GER 272, 292                     GER 272, 292
Four electives from GER 281/282, Six electives from GER 281/282, 300, 381
  300, 381 and elective list       and elective list below
  below

*	These two courses will not count toward the required ten.

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Basic requirements for all German Studies programs in the Department (Honours, Joint Honours, General and Minor)

  1. German language competence;
  2. Knowledge of the major periods of German literature, particularly modern German literature;
  3. Knowledge of the essentials of German history and culture.

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List of Elective German Studies Courses from other Departments

ECON 365 Economic Development of Modern Europe 1780-1973
GEOG 227 Regional Problems of Europe
GEOG 421A Western Europe 1
GEOG 423 Central and Eastern Europe
HIST 218 German History 1740-1945
HIST 263 Europe 1789-1945
HIST 340 1789-1914
HIST 358 The History of Modern Germany: From the Weimar Republic to Reconstruction
PSCI 255 The Politics of Western Industrial Nations
PSCI 256 The Politics of Western Industrial Nations 2
PSCI 321 Marxist Theory

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Waterloo in Germany Program

The Department offers a yearly program of studies at the University of Mannheim on the Rhine. The program is normally open to students entering third-year courses. In exceptional cases second-year students will also be considered. Students of all disciplines may apply, provided they have an adequate knowledge of German. The application deadline for students who wish to begin studies in Mannheim in the Winter Semester (October 15 to February 15) is April 1. The application deadline for those who wish to begin their studies in the Summer Session (April 15 to July 15) is February 1. Applications should be submitted to "Waterloo in Germany", Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1.

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Notes For All Programs

  1. First-year students who wish to major in German are strongly advised to consult the Undergraduate Advisor of the Department.
  2. Before graduation all students majoring in German must complete GER 291/292, normally in Year Two.
  3. GER 271/272*, 355, and 391/392 are open to all students. However, these courses will normally count toward the Major or Honours requirement for Stream A students only.
* GER 272 is an approved course for Stream B students in German Studies programs.

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