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Master of Arts in Germanic Languages and Literatures

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M.A. Degree Requirements

Nonthesis Degree*

  1. 30 credit hours of graduate work in German. This requirement may be reduced for students in high standing. GERM 701, GERM 711, GERM 721, and at least 1 literature course from each of the following periods:
    • Age of Goethe or Romanticism,
    • 19th century,
    • 20th century,
    or, in exceptional cases, equivalent seminars (GERM 960-GERM 966) must be included in the minimum. Equivalent courses may be substituted with the approval of the departmental graduate committee. The remaining 12 hours may be taken from departmental course offerings in literature, philology, and linguistics at the graduate level.
  2. A reading knowledge of Danish, Dutch, or French.
  3. A written and oral examination.

*New teaching assistants normally must enroll in GERM 800 concurrently with their first semester of teaching.

Thesis Degree*

  1. 30 credit hours of graduate work in German, of which 3 hours must be in GERM 899 Master’s Thesis. This requirement may be reduced for students in high standing. GERM 701, GERM 711, GERM 721, and at least 1 literature course from 2 of the following literary periods:
    • Age of Goethe or Romanticism,
    • 19th century,
    • 20th century,
    or in exceptional cases, equivalent seminars (GERM 960-GERM 966) must be included in the minimum. Equivalent courses may be substituted with the approval of the departmental graduate committee. The remaining 9 hours may be taken from departmental course offerings in literature, philology, and linguistics at the graduate level.
  2. A reading knowledge of Danish, Dutch, or French.
  3. Completed and approved master’s thesis.
  4. A written and oral examination.

*New teaching assistants normally must enroll in GERM 800 concurrently with their first semester of teaching.

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