Undergraduate study in German

What can you study in German?

As well as learning the language, you can study German film, literature and cultural history from the late eighteenth century to the present. As well as developing competence in the language, you can also gain a broad knowledge of the works of major writers and insight into key literary and cultural developments.

We offer additional opportunities for you to enhance your German skills. You may be able to participate in German international language examinations, or study abroad at universities or language institutes in Germany.
 

Undergraduate programmes in German

You can study German as a BA major or take elective courses.

Find out about your options for the Bachelor of Arts

From 2018 the BA minor in German will no longer be available for new admissions. If you are currently enrolled in the minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

Enrolling in German language courses

We offer two levels of language acquisition at Stage I: one for beginners and one if you already know some German.

If you are enrolling in a German language course for the first time, refer to information about first time enrolment in language courses.
 

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in German

If you are beginning a BA in 2018

You can take a major in German as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

Requirements for a BA major and minor

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I. BA minors will be discontinued for new admissions from 2018. If you are currently enrolled in a minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

University regulations for the Bachelor of Arts

Planning your BA major or minor in German

You need to take language study through to Stage II (for a minor) or Stage III (for a major) and choose other courses according to your interests to meet the requirements set out below. You must include EUROPEAN 100 in a German major, although you need not take this in your first year. We strongly advise that you discuss your plans with the Undergraduate Adviser as soon as possible.

We recommend that you also consider the option of doing Study Abroad courses at either Stage II or Stage III, as study in a country where the language is spoken is an excellent way of learning a language and learning about the culture of the country. Scholarships are available to assist students wishing to undertake Study Abroad courses.

How to choose your courses

You must choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for German. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.

2018 BA schedule for German

For help with degree planning

Arts Students' Centre

Diploma in Languages and Certificate in Languages

German is available for the Diploma in Languages and the Certificate in Languages. The diploma consists of 120 points of specified courses and the certificate of 60 points. These programmes are normally taken part-time alongside study for a degree.

Find out more about the Diploma in Languages and Certificate in Languages.