Undergraduate Programs

 

Major

The German major is designed for students who seek a solid grounding in the German language, an introduction to the study of linguistics, literature, and cultural studies, and the opportunity to determine their own area of focus.

Preparation: German 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or equivalent. Students who have completed one year of college-level German language courses should enroll in course 4. Students who are in doubt as to their level of language proficiency or who are native speakers should consult the language program supervisor.

Required: German 140 (or 141), 152, 153, 158, six upper-division German courses (at least two of which must be at the 150 level or above), two upper-division courses that may be in German or in another Germanic language or in related fields such as history, linguistics, music, philosophy, and Political science, and one capstone seminar (course 191) under the supervision of a faculty member. Each course must be taken for a letter grade.

Linguistic Focus: Those students who wish to focus on the study of Germanic linguistics can pursue this focus and satisfy the requirements of the major by taking the following courses: German 140, 141, 152, 153, 158, C142 and two upper division courses in lingustics outside the department from any department with the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies (e.g. Linguistics 103, 104, 105, etc.). Another 4 upper division electives from departmental offerings (excluding courses taught in English translation) are required.  The capstone seminar (course 191) is also required.  Students are encouraged to take another Germanic Language (e.g. Dutch, Afrikaans, Yiddish) to fulfill these requirements. (German 141, a variable topics course, may be repeated, with the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Students may also elect to take German 197 Individual Studies.)


Minor

Preparation: German 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or equivalent. Students who have completed one year of college-level German language courses should enroll in course 4. Students who are in doubt as to their level of language proficiency or who are native speakers should consult the language program supervisor.

Required: German 152, 153, and any three upper-division German courses (excluding German literature in translation).


Germanic Languages Minor

Required Upper Division Courses:

  • Two linguistics courses, one of which must be German C142.
  • Three courses in a Germanic language other than German, such as Afrikaans, Dutch, Scandinavian languages, Yiddish.
  • Two courses in a second Germanic language other than German, including literature in that language in translation. 

 

* Please be aware that program requirements may change. For the most up-to-date official requirements please see the Course Catalog online here: www.registrar.ucla.edu.

 

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