Germanic Studies: German Business & Commercial Studies, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Germanic Studies, German Business & Commercial Studies Concentration


department page:

department website: http://www.germanic.illinois.edu/undergraduate/

department faculty: Germanic Languages & Literatures Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


email: germanic@illinois.edu


The German Business and Commercial Studies concentration focuses on the language and customs of the business world in German-speaking countries, together with study of international affairs and commerce, especially trade with Europe.

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see your adviser.

Departmental distinction: Students majoring in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures are urged to consult the departmental honors adviser by the second semester of the junior year for information pertaining to senior honors work and honors awards in the department.

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Germanic Studies, German Business & Commercial Studies Concentration


The German Business and Commercial Studies concentration focuses on the language and customs of the business world in German-speaking countries, together with study of international affairs and commerce, especially trade with Europe.

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see your adviser.

Departmental distinction: Students majoring in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures are urged to consult the departmental honors adviser by the second semester of the junior year for information pertaining to senior honors work and honors awards in the department.


General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.


Minimum required major and supporting course work: Normally equates to 43 hours with at least 31 hours in German. Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level in the major must be taken on this campus.


Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.

Minimum of 31 hours of German courses including:
GER 205Germany and Europe3
GER 211Conversation and Writing I3
GER 212Conversation and Writing II3
GER 320German for Business3
GER 321German for Economics3
GER 331Intro to German Literature3
GER 420German Cultural History4
Select three from:9
Global Issues in German
German-English Translation: Theory & Practice
Ling Structures of German
Middle Ages to Baroque
Enlightenment to Romanticism
Realism to Expressionism
1920s to Today
Supporting Courses approved by the Undergraduate Advsior12
Total hours43