Graduate Degree - German Studies - Master of Arts

Program:
German Studies - Master of Arts
Program Code:
1028 German Studies
Program Level:
Graduate
Award Type:
Master of Arts
Start Term:
FS99
College:
College of Arts and Letters
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Requirements as represented in Degree Navigator are not available for this program.

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages

Graduate Study
German Studies - Master of Arts

The master's degree program in German studies is an integrated program that introduces students to a range of approaches including cultural studies, literary studies, global studies, film studies, language studies and teaching German as a foreign language. The master’s program is an ideal foundation for advanced graduate studies. The degree is also well suited for those teaching in the K-12 system as part of their continuing education. Outreach and co-curricular aspects of the program may also open opportunities for positions in academic or professional contexts.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Arts and Letters, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Admission

To be considered for admission to the Master of Arts degree program in German studies, an applicant must:

  1. Have the results of the Graduate Record Examination General Test forwarded to the department.
  2. Include in the letter required by the College a 500–word statement of purpose and summary of academic background. 
  3. Submit to the department a portfolio of representative work in German.

To be admitted to the program on regular status, an applicant must have:

  1. Completed at least 27 credits in approved second-, third-, and fourth-year courses in German language, literature, and culture at the college level.
  2. Achieved a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in the last two years of the undergraduate program.

Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree in German Studies

The program is available under both Plan A (with thesis) and Plan B (without thesis).  A total of 31 credits is required for the degree under Plan A, and a total of 30 credits is required for the degree under Plan B.  The student's program of study must be approved by the student's academic advisor.  The student must meet the requirements specified below:

Requirements for Both Plan A and Plan B

               
1. Complete both of the following courses (6 credits):  
  GRM 810 Theory and Practice of Teaching German 3
  GRM 820 German Literature and Culture: Theory and Practice 3
2. Complete one of the following courses:  
  GRM 461 Teaching German Language and Culture 3
  GRM 815 The Scholarship and Practice of Teaching German Culture 3
3. Complete 18 credits from the following as approved by the student's advisor:  
  a. A minimum of 9 credits from the following:  
    (1) A minimum of 3 credits from the following language courses:  
      GRM 460 Linguistic Analysis of Modern German 3
      GRM 805 The German Language: Relationships, Developments, and Varieties 3
      GRM 891 Special Topics in German Studies 3
      GRM 892 Seminar 3
      GRM 893 Interdisciplinary Seminar 3
    (2) A minimum of 3 credits from the following literature or cultural studies courses:  
      GRM 435 18th and 19th Century German Literary Studies (W) 3
      GRM 445 20th Century and Contemporary German Literary Studies (W) 3
      GRM 455 Major Themes in German Cultural History (W) 3
      GRM 862 German Studies: Constructions of Identity 3
      GRM 863 German Studies: Constructions of Community 3
      GRM 864 German Studies: Cultural Norms and Values 3
      GRM 865 German Studies: Culture in Context 3
      GRM 891 Special Topics on German Studies 3
      GRM 892 Seminar 3
      GRM 893 Interdisciplinary Seminar 3
  b. A maximum of 9 credits from areas relevant to the student’s program as approved by the advisor. Students should consult with the advisor for a list of approved areas which will meet this requirement.  
4. Complete readings contained in a personalized master's reading list.  

Additional Requirements for Plan A

  1. Complete 4 credits of GRM 899  Master's Thesis Research.
  2. Pass a final oral examination that covers the student's program of study , thesis, and reading list.

Additional Requirements for Plan B

Complete one of the following:

  1. Complete 3 additional credits in courses at the graduate level, and pass final written and oral examinations that cover the student’s program of study and reading list.
  2. Complete 3 credits of German 898 Master’s Research Project, and pass a final oral examination that covers the student’s program of study, master’s research project, and reading list.