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The German program is located in SDU Main Building.

Roughly 2.5 million people in Canada have a common ethnic German heritage and language background. After English and French, the German ethnic group is the third largest and the third oldest European ethnic group in Canada. About 120 million people are native speakers of German.

Germany itself with its 81,000,000 inhabitants has the largest number of people of any country in the European community; and is economically the strongest nation in Europe. With the opening of Eastern Europe, the German language has gained prominence as a lingua franca in this region.

German is not presently taught in P.E.I.'s high schools, UPEI presents the only opportunity for learning this language. This means that students wishing to study German start with 101 which demands no prior background in the language. Those who have had some contact with the language either through exchanges, family background, or travel may enter at a higher level (102, 201, 202, etc.). Courses designated 101-102 or 201-202 are basically language courses, while courses above these levels focus mainly on cultural studies.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN GERMAN

Under the supervision of the Department, a student is allowed to major in German if he/she shows a high level of interest and competency in the subject and intends to cover the minimum requirement of 42 semester hours.

This would be done under the approval of a Departmental Committee and the Dean of Arts after all courses taken or intended to be taken, at UPEI or another Canadian or foreign institution, have been considered.

A major consists of a minimum of 42 semester hours of German.

ELECTIVES

Students must include at least 12 semester hours in a modern language or modern languages other than German. Students should discuss these courses or other alternatives with the Chair of Modern Languages as early as possible.
 

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REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN GERMAN

A minor in German consists of 21 semester hours of courses in the following sequence:

12 semester hours:
German 101/102 Introductory
German 201/202 Intermediate

At least 9 semester hours at the 300 or 400 level in German, at least 6 semester hours must be taken at UPEI at the upper level.

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The German program is located in SDU Main Building.

Please visit the Department of Modern Languages website for a list of faculty and department contacts.

Overview

Roughly 2.5 million people in Canada have a common ethnic German heritage and language background. After English and French, the German ethnic group is the third largest and the third oldest European ethnic group in Canada. About 120 million people are native speakers of German.

Germany itself with its 81,000,000 inhabitants has the largest number of people of any country in the European community; and is economically the strongest nation in Europe. With the opening of Eastern Europe, the German language has gained prominence as a lingua franca in this region.

German is not presently taught in P.E.I.'s high schools, UPEI presents the only opportunity for learning this language. This means that students wishing to study German start with 101 which demands no prior background in the language. Those who have had some contact with the language either through exchanges, family background, or travel may enter at a higher level (102, 201, 202, etc.). Courses designated 101-102 or 201-202 are basically language courses, while courses above these levels focus mainly on cultural studies.

Major

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN GERMAN

Under the supervision of the Department, a student is allowed to major in German if he/she shows a high level of interest and competency in the subject and intends to cover the minimum requirement of 42 semester hours.

This would be done under the approval of a Departmental Committee and the Dean of Arts after all courses taken or intended to be taken, at UPEI or another Canadian or foreign institution, have been considered.

A major consists of a minimum of 42 semester hours of German.

ELECTIVES

Students must include at least 12 semester hours in a modern language or modern languages other than German. Students should discuss these courses or other alternatives with the Chair of Modern Languages as early as possible.
 

Minor

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN GERMAN

A minor in German consists of 21 semester hours of courses in the following sequence:

12 semester hours:
German 101/102 Introductory
German 201/202 Intermediate

At least 9 semester hours at the 300 or 400 level in German, at least 6 semester hours must be taken at UPEI at the upper level.

Faculty

Please visit the Department of Modern Languages website for a list of faculty and department contacts.

Overview

Roughly 2.5 million people in Canada have a common ethnic German heritage and language background. After English and French, the German ethnic group is the third largest and the third oldest European ethnic group in Canada. About 120 million people are native speakers of German.

Germany itself with its 81,000,000 inhabitants has the largest number of people of any country in the European community; and is economically the strongest nation in Europe. With the opening of Eastern Europe, the German language has gained prominence as a lingua franca in this region.

German is not presently taught in P.E.I.'s high schools, UPEI presents the only opportunity for learning this language. This means that students wishing to study German start with 101 which demands no prior background in the language. Those who have had some contact with the language either through exchanges, family background, or travel may enter at a higher level (102, 201, 202, etc.). Courses designated 101-102 or 201-202 are basically language courses, while courses above these levels focus mainly on cultural studies.

Major

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN GERMAN

Under the supervision of the Department, a student is allowed to major in German if he/she shows a high level of interest and competency in the subject and intends to cover the minimum requirement of 42 semester hours.

This would be done under the approval of a Departmental Committee and the Dean of Arts after all courses taken or intended to be taken, at UPEI or another Canadian or foreign institution, have been considered.

A major consists of a minimum of 42 semester hours of German.

ELECTIVES

Students must include at least 12 semester hours in a modern language or modern languages other than German. Students should discuss these courses or other alternatives with the Chair of Modern Languages as early as possible.
 

Minor

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN GERMAN

A minor in German consists of 21 semester hours of courses in the following sequence:

12 semester hours:
German 101/102 Introductory
German 201/202 Intermediate

At least 9 semester hours at the 300 or 400 level in German, at least 6 semester hours must be taken at UPEI at the upper level.

Faculty

Please visit the Department of Modern Languages website for a list of faculty and department contacts.

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Course Level: 
100 Level
Courses: 

101 INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN I
Course for students with no prior knowledge of German. It will pave the way towards competence in the oral and written usages of the modern German colloquial idiom.
Three hours a week plus lab

102 INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN II
Continuation of the program designed for beginners. The ultimate aim is to provide the student with the practice and knowledge necessary to handle questions pertaining to his daily life and realm of work.
PREREQUISITE: German 101
Three hours a week plus lab

Course Level: 
200 Level
Courses: 

201 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I
Continuing in the vein established in the previous semesters, the course will start out with a vocabulary of about 1,000 words and will promote further oral and written fluency in contemporary German to enable the student to establish social and professional contacts with a German milieu. Work in the language laboratory forms an integral part of the course.
PREREQUISITE: German 102 or Grade 12 German
Three hours a week

202 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II
By the end of this course the student will be in command of all important structures of spoken and written German, and the active vocabulary will consist of about 2,000 lexical units.
PREREQUISITE: German 201
Three hours a week
 

Course Level: 
300 Level
Courses: 

301 THE GERMAN NOVELLE I
This is the first of two courses comprising the study of the history of the German Novelle, and views representative works by Goethe, Tieck, Brentano, Hoffman, and Kleist as being characteristic of the genre, of their authors, and of the literary periods to which they belong. At the same time the student will continue to study the German language through translation, composition, and oral practice.
PREREQUISITE: German 202 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

302 THE GERMAN NOVELLE II
Completion of the study of the Novelle by focusing on examples of the genre taken from various Realistic writers, from Hauptmann, Kafka and Thomas Mann. Written and oral practice of the language continued.
PREREQUISITE: German 301
Three hours a week

312 MODERN GERMAN DRAMA
Representative dramas by Hauptmann, Hofmannsthal, Kaiser, and Brecht are studied, taking into consideration their artistic merit and their contribution to the development of modern drama.
PREREQUISITE: German 202 or equivalent, and permission of the instructor, or German 302
Three hours a week

Course Level: 
400 Level
Courses: 

451-452 DIRECTED STUDIES
Centred around an author or a topic, this course is specifically designed to enable students to express themselves and to do research on their own. Students will be given topics to research and to present to the class.
(See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies.)

Calendar Courses

101 INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN I
Course for students with no prior knowledge of German. It will pave the way towards competence in the oral and written usages of the modern German colloquial idiom.
Three hours a week plus lab

102 INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN II
Continuation of the program designed for beginners. The ultimate aim is to provide the student with the practice and knowledge necessary to handle questions pertaining to his daily life and realm of work.
PREREQUISITE: German 101
Three hours a week plus lab

201 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I
Continuing in the vein established in the previous semesters, the course will start out with a vocabulary of about 1,000 words and will promote further oral and written fluency in contemporary German to enable the student to establish social and professional contacts with a German milieu. Work in the language laboratory forms an integral part of the course.
PREREQUISITE: German 102 or Grade 12 German
Three hours a week

202 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II
By the end of this course the student will be in command of all important structures of spoken and written German, and the active vocabulary will consist of about 2,000 lexical units.
PREREQUISITE: German 201
Three hours a week
 

301 THE GERMAN NOVELLE I
This is the first of two courses comprising the study of the history of the German Novelle, and views representative works by Goethe, Tieck, Brentano, Hoffman, and Kleist as being characteristic of the genre, of their authors, and of the literary periods to which they belong. At the same time the student will continue to study the German language through translation, composition, and oral practice.
PREREQUISITE: German 202 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

302 THE GERMAN NOVELLE II
Completion of the study of the Novelle by focusing on examples of the genre taken from various Realistic writers, from Hauptmann, Kafka and Thomas Mann. Written and oral practice of the language continued.
PREREQUISITE: German 301
Three hours a week

312 MODERN GERMAN DRAMA
Representative dramas by Hauptmann, Hofmannsthal, Kaiser, and Brecht are studied, taking into consideration their artistic merit and their contribution to the development of modern drama.
PREREQUISITE: German 202 or equivalent, and permission of the instructor, or German 302
Three hours a week

451-452 DIRECTED STUDIES
Centred around an author or a topic, this course is specifically designed to enable students to express themselves and to do research on their own. Students will be given topics to research and to present to the class.
(See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies.)

Calendar Courses

100 Level

101 INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN I
Course for students with no prior knowledge of German. It will pave the way towards competence in the oral and written usages of the modern German colloquial idiom.
Three hours a week plus lab

102 INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN II
Continuation of the program designed for beginners. The ultimate aim is to provide the student with the practice and knowledge necessary to handle questions pertaining to his daily life and realm of work.
PREREQUISITE: German 101
Three hours a week plus lab

200 Level

201 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I
Continuing in the vein established in the previous semesters, the course will start out with a vocabulary of about 1,000 words and will promote further oral and written fluency in contemporary German to enable the student to establish social and professional contacts with a German milieu. Work in the language laboratory forms an integral part of the course.
PREREQUISITE: German 102 or Grade 12 German
Three hours a week

202 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II
By the end of this course the student will be in command of all important structures of spoken and written German, and the active vocabulary will consist of about 2,000 lexical units.
PREREQUISITE: German 201
Three hours a week
 

300 Level

301 THE GERMAN NOVELLE I
This is the first of two courses comprising the study of the history of the German Novelle, and views representative works by Goethe, Tieck, Brentano, Hoffman, and Kleist as being characteristic of the genre, of their authors, and of the literary periods to which they belong. At the same time the student will continue to study the German language through translation, composition, and oral practice.
PREREQUISITE: German 202 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

302 THE GERMAN NOVELLE II
Completion of the study of the Novelle by focusing on examples of the genre taken from various Realistic writers, from Hauptmann, Kafka and Thomas Mann. Written and oral practice of the language continued.
PREREQUISITE: German 301
Three hours a week

312 MODERN GERMAN DRAMA
Representative dramas by Hauptmann, Hofmannsthal, Kaiser, and Brecht are studied, taking into consideration their artistic merit and their contribution to the development of modern drama.
PREREQUISITE: German 202 or equivalent, and permission of the instructor, or German 302
Three hours a week

400 Level

451-452 DIRECTED STUDIES
Centred around an author or a topic, this course is specifically designed to enable students to express themselves and to do research on their own. Students will be given topics to research and to present to the class.
(See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies.)

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