German Major and Minor

(as listed in the UNCW Academic Catalogue)

All German majors and minors should contact Diana Perez at, regarding an academic advisor. For general questions about the German program, minor and major, please contact Dr. Olga Trokhimenko, German Section Coordinator,

Applied Learning Requirement:

To satisfy the applied-learning requirement for foreign language, a student must complete 6 credit hours of study abroad (at the intermediate level or above) or 3 credit hours of internship, directed individual study, practicum, honors, or service learning.

Oral Communication Requirement:

To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.A. degree in German studies a student must successfully complete GER 307 or GER 495.

Requirements for a Major in German Studies for the B.A. Degree:

Including GER 201 and GER 202 or the equivalent. Thirty hours must be completed at the 300-400 level. GER 307 is required. No more than 6 hours may be obtained by means of a German Studies course taught in English. At least 6 hours must be at the 400 level. No more than 3 hours obtained by means of GER 491 or GER 498 will count towards the major.

Total: 36 hours

Additional Information:

A grade of "C-" or better is required in each course counted toward the major and a "C" (2.00) average or better for all courses counted toward the major. All majors must complete a series of German proficiency exams in order to graduate.

German Program Student Learning outcomes

Students will:

SLO 1: Acquire the ability to write a lengthy research project with attention to content, organization, and style.

SLO 2: Acquire the ability to discuss abstract ideas in German, as well as give oral presentations on specialized topics.

SLO 3: Acquire the ability to read specialized texts related to literature, film, and civilization without having to rely on glossed texts.

SLO 4: Acquire the ability to comprehend sustained lectures dealing with abstract ideas and containing sophisticated vocabulary.


Requirements for a Minor in German:

(as listed in the UNCW Academic Catalogue)

18 hours at the 200 level and above, excluding courses taught in English. Of these, at least 9 hours must be at the 300 level or higher. A grade of "C-" or better is required in each course counted toward the minor and a "C" (2.00) average or better for all courses counted towards the minor.