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Honours German
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Continuation in this academic plan requires a cumulative minimum overall average of 60% and a cumulative minimum German major average of 70%.

Eligibility for graduation in the Honours German academic plan includes successful completion of the following requirements:

  1. Appropriate Program-level requirements. See Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements.
  2. German Plan-level requirements:


  1. Students with advanced language skills should take GER electives in place of lower-level required courses. See the undergraduate advisor for details.
  2. A number of German language courses can be taken concurrently. Students majoring in German or preparing for work or study terms in German-speaking Europe are encouraged to take some courses in tandem: GER 201 and GER 211 together; GER 202 and GER 212 together; GER 303, or GER 304, or GER 307, or GER 308, or GER 309 with either GER 331 or GER 334.
  3. It is strongly recommended that all students take both GER 331 and GER 334. These courses provide fundamental knowledge in the areas of linguistics and German literature respectively, and serve as the core of our program and the basis of advanced studies in our field.
  4. Students may elect to take up to two courses from the following list in place of GER electives for any German academic plan: DUTCH 101, DUTCH 102, DUTCH 201, DUTCH 202, ENGL 218, FINE 112, HIST 223, HIST 247, HIST 265, HIST 341, HIST 358, MUSIC 254, MUSIC 255, MUSIC 260, MUSIC 261, RS 211/JS 203, RS 272/JS 233. Grades achieved in these courses will be included in the calculation of the German major average.
  5. Many German (GER) courses are taught in English and require no knowledge of German; these courses are so identified by their course descriptions.

Arts and Business (Co-op and Regular)

Students may combine the Honours German academic plan with Arts and Business. In addition to the Honours German requirements, students must also complete the Arts and Business requirements.

Honours double majors

Honours German may be taken in combination with most Arts majors in which an Honours major is offered or with many Honours majors in other faculties. For further information, see the Double majors section of Available Arts Academic Plans.


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