Germanic Studies: German Studies, BALAS

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


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

department faculty: Germanic Languages & Literatures Faculty

advising: German advising


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

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


email: germanic@illinois.edu


The Germanic Studies 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.

Undergraduate degree programs in Germanic Languages & Literatures:

Germanic Studies: German Studies, BALAS

Germanic Studies: German Business & Commercial Studies, BALAS

Teaching of German, BA

Germanic Studies: Scandinavian Studies, BALAS

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


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 34 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 34 hours of German courses including:
GER 211Conversation and Writing I3
GER 212Conversation and Writing II3
GER 420German Cultural History4
Select 24 hours, including at least 12 hours of 300- and 400-level coursework from this list:24
Intermediate German I
Intermediate German II
German Popular Culture
Germany and Europe
Grimms' Fairy Tales - ACP
Grimm's Fairy Tales in Context
The Holocaust in Context - ACP
The Holocaust in Context
Sexuality and Literature
Intro to German Literature
German Literature and Culture
Politics of the European Union
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
German Cinema I
German Cinema II
Total Hours34