Besides taking individual German courses as electives, you can choose from four possible Arts and Science Plans featuring German.
Plan consists of 30.0 units as described below. The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 90.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
CORE COURSES (24 units)
OPTION COURSES (6.0 units)
NOTES :Not more than 6.0 unit can be at the P00-level.
Plan consists of 42.0 units as described below. The Plan, in combination with a Medial Plan in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 114.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.
CORE COURSES (24.0 units)
A. 6.0 units in GRMN 101/3.0 and GRMN 102/3.0
B. 6.0 units in GRMN 201/3.0 and GRMN 202/3.0
C. 12 units from GRMN at the 300-level
OPTION COURSES (18.0 units)
A. 18.0 units from GRMN at the 300-level or above; ARTH 306/3.0; GMST_Substitutions
Plan consists of 60.0 units as described below. The Plan, alone, or in combination with a Minor in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 114.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.
CORE COURSES (18.0 units)
OPTION COURSES (42.0 units)
Subsitutions in the German Major Plan
HIST 121/6.0; HIST 250/6.0; HIST 255/3.0; HIST 277/3.0; HIST 281/3.0; HIST 295/3.0; IDIS 200/3.0; IDIS 303/3.0; LING 100/6.0; LING 310/3.0; LING 320/3.0; LING 330/3.0; LING 340/3.0; PHIL 256/3.0; PHIL 338/3.0
If you have no previous knowledge of German, GRMN 101* is the right place to start. If you have an OAC or equivalent in German, GRMN 201* is the right place. If you have some knowledge of German thanks to travel or family connections, it may be appropriate for you to start with GRMN 102*, i.e., half way through the first year course. If you are in this situation, you should speak to a faculty member in order to have your level evaluated.
If you are taking Introductory German and think you might like to take a German Plan, we encourage you to enrol for Intermediate German in Germany or by correspondence during the summer (transfer credit). This will enable you to accelerate your learning by entering the third year one year after the first-year programme.
Students completing Introductory German and considering a German Plan should consider taking GRMN 201*-202*, Intermediate German and GRMN 203. This course serves as a valuable back-up to the main second-year course, and provides increased opportunities for vocabulary expansion and practical use of the language in lifelike situations.
Students taking a major or a medial are encouraged to explore ways of spending time in Germany. The best option is to spend your whole third year at a German university, receiving transfer credits for the courses you take. The Ontario/Baden-Württemberg Exchange provides the most convenient means of doing this. But other possibilities are residential summer language courses (for which you can also receive a Queen's credit), and the Werkstudentenprogramm, a summer work and travel programme. See the links for further information.