Planning Your Major
The following are the steps to take if you are interested in majoring in German:
- Meet with the Undergraduate Academic Administrator, Joyce Roberge (email) in 14N-310, x3-4550 to chart out proposed schedule and requirements.
- Discuss your plans with the German Major Advisor, Bettina Stoetzer (email), to determine whether your schedule and course load will allow you to complete all the units necessary for prospective major.
11 elective German subjects in the field (which may include a pre-thesis and a thesis*).
To satisfy the requirement that students complete two Communication-intensive subjects in the major, students must take 21G.406 and 21G.407. Registration for 21G.406 and 21G.407 must be simultaneous with one of 21G.409, 21G.410, 21G.412, 21G.414, 21G.415, 21G.416, 21G.417, 21G.418 or 21G.420.
PLEASE NOTE, up to 72 units counting towards the German major can overlap with the HASS GIRs. If a German Major subject is also counting as a GIR, its units cannot count towards the 180 units required beyond GIRs.
21E or 21S (Joint degree with German and Engineering or Science)
In addition to your Engineering or Science requirements, you need 9 subjects beginning with Level III in German which may include a pre-thesis and thesis*.
(21E degree chart) (21S degree chart)
PLEASE NOTE, up to 72 units counting towards the German major can overlap with the HASS GIRs. There cannot be overlap between the GIR and E/S subjects. If a German Major subject is also counting as a GIR, its units cannot count towards the 180 units required beyond GIRs.
* Pre-thesis and thesis are reserved for students who have completed most or all of the subjects offered in a particular language group and demonstrate outstanding competence in the particular field of study. Normally, it is recommended that students substitute two additional subjects in place of a thesis option.
Revised for AY2016 8/14/2015