German Linguistics Concentration

For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major in Germanic Studies, German Linguistics Concentration


Minimum required major and supporting course work normally equates to 44 hours with at least 38 hours in Germanic languages.

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

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.

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.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

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.

The German Linguistics concentration focuses on the structure, development and diversity of the Germanic languages, plus the flexibility to complement language study with a mixture of literature and culture courses of the student’s choice.

GER 211Conversation and Writing I3
GER 212Conversation and Writing II3
GER 418Language & Minorities in Europe3
GER 465Ling Structures of German3
SCAN 101Beginning Scandinavian I4
SCAN 102Beginning Scandinavian II4
At least 12 additional hours at the 300- and 400-level in GER or SCAN or GMC or YDSH12
At least 6 hours of Germanic language courses chosen from the following:6
Intermediate Scandinavian I
Intermediate Scandinavian II
Old Norse - Icelandic I
Old Norse - Icelandic II
Beginning Yiddish I
Beginning Yiddish II
Supporting Courses approved by the Undergraduate Advisor6
Total hours44