Germanic Studies: German Culture & Literature, BALAS

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


department page:

department website: https://www.germanic.illinois.edu

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 Culture and Literature Concentration provides a multidisciplinary approach to the study of German, emphasizing a balanced knowledge of German language, literature, and culture as well as exposure to contemporary politics and social issues in broader European and global contexts.

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 Culture & Literature Concentration


The German Culture and Literature Concentration provides a multidisciplinary approach to the study of German, emphasizing a balanced knowledge of German language, literature, and culture as well as exposure to contemporary politics and social issues in broader European and global contexts.

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 201German Popular Culture3
or GER 205 Germany and Europe
or SCAN 251 Viking Mythology
GER 211Conversation and Writing I3
GER 212Conversation and Writing II3
GER 331Intro to German Literature3
GER 332German Literature and Culture3
GER 403German-English Translation: Theory & Practice3
GER 420German Cultural History4
Select three from:9
Global Issues in German
Ling Structures of German
Middle Ages to Baroque
Enlightenment to Romanticism
Realism to Expressionism
1920s to Today
Supporting Courses approved by the Undergraduate Advisor12
Total hours:43