University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of German and Russian

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in German

Need more information? Please contact our chair, Prof. Helga Schreckenberger, to learn more about majoring in German. Her office is 415 Waterman Building, and telephone (802) 656-1473. You may also contact the Department office [414 Waterman Building] at (802) 656-3430 or [Department administrator].


The specific requirements for a major in German are:

Thirty credits to include twenty-seven credits in German at the 100 level or above, including GERM 155 (German Lit in Context I), GERM 156 (German Lit in Context II); GERM 281 or GERM 282 (Seminars in Literary Genres, Periods, Themes or on a Particular Author); and three credits from German literature in translation, WLIT 017 or WLIT 117.

Some recent topics for our GERM 281 and GERM 282 [Senior Seminar] courses are: "Heinrich von Kleist" (Dennis Mahoney); "The German Short Story" (Helga Schreckenberger); "German Folklore" (Wolfgang Mieder); and "Goethe and World Literature" (Dennis Mahoney).

Recent topics for our WLIT 017 and WLIT 117 courses include: "'Big Fish Eat Little Fish': The Nature and Politics of Proverbs" (Wolfgang Mieder), "The Legacy of the Holocaust" (Helga Schreckenberger), and "German Literature and Culture: From Enlightenment to Nazism" (Dennis Mahoney).

For general UVM graduation requirements, and more information on the German major requirements, please check the 2014-2015 Online Catalogue. If you have any specific questions about the German major, please contact us [contact information at right].



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