German

This program is not accepting any new admissions at this time. Please refer to the Department of Culture and Media Studies for further information on the Concentration in German.

General Information

Students can choose between two programs: German and German Studies. "German" is the language stream and "German Studies" is the area studies. The Undergraduate Advisor of the German unit will assist students interested in German/German Studies to select the program best suited for them.

GERMAN

The focus of this program is language acquisition, even though students will also take content courses offered in English. It is suited for students who are eager to express themselves in German and who enjoy learning languages.

GERMAN STUDIES

The focus of this program is on a wide variety of perspectives related to all things German, even though students will take two introductory German courses to get elementary exposure to the German language.

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

GERMAN

Minor in German

Students wishing to Minor in German are required to successfully complete GER 1001, GER 1002, GER 2001, GER 2002, plus four other German courses (12 ch) at the third or fourth-year levels in German language, literature, culture or film, offered in the Department. Courses cross-listed must be taken as German credits. Students in Minors must obtain a grade of C or higher in all required German courses.

Major in German

Students majoring in German (single or double majors), are required to complete GER 3011 and GER 3022, plus 6 other courses (18ch), at the third-or fourth-year levels in German language, literature, culture or film, offered in the Department. Courses cross-listed must be taken as German credits. The total of required courses is 24 advanced-level ch in German. Students in Majors must obtain a grade of C or higher in all required German courses.

Honours and Joint Honours in German

Honours students must obtain a grade of B- or higher in all required German courses. 

A. Single Honours 

Students in Single Honours are required to complete GER 3011 and GER 3022, plus 10 other courses (30ch) at the third-or fourth year levels in German language, literature, culture or film, offered in Department. Courses cross-listed must be taken as German credits. The total of required courses is 36 advanced level ch in German.

B. Joint Honours

Students in joint honours are required to complete GER 3011 and GER 3022, plus 6 other courses (24ch) at the third- or fourth years level in German language, literature, culture or film, offered in the Department. Courses cross-listed must be taken as German credits. The total of required courses is 24 advanced-level ch in German.

Note: Students majoring or honouring in German are strongly encouraged to spend one academic year at a university in a German-speaking country, for example in the program "Canadian Year in Freiburg" preferably in their third or fourth year of study. Interested students should consult the undergraduate advisor for German before November 30 of the year prior to the time of departure.

Certificate of Proficiency in German

The goal of this program is to provide students with an internationally recognized language certificate in German. Upon successful completion of their examination students will have achieved the language prerequisite to study at universities in a German-speaking country. Required are normally the completion of the language course sequence (GER 1001, GER 1002, GER 2001, GER 2002, GER 3011, GER 3023, GER 4013, GER 4023) or equivalent, plus a comprehensive examination at a regional examination centre.

The Certificate of Proficiency in German is open to UNB degree students only and will be awarded by the University through the Registrar's Office. The student's transcript will bear a separate entry, showing that the Certificate has been awarded.

STUDY IN GERMANY

A student who attends language or literature courses either at one of the Goethe Institutes in the Federal Republic of Germany or at a university in a German-speaking country will be awarded up to 12 ch upon departmental recommendation. Students attending the Canadian Summer School in Germany may be awarded up to 6 ch upon departmental recommendation. Students who participate in the Work-and-Study program (Werkstudentenprogramm) may receive 3 advanced-level ch, subject to a departmental evaluation upon return.

For further information on a variety of other summer language programs, consult the undergraduate advisor for German. For a description of study abroad programs (summer term and full year) consult the Departmental website.