If you truly want to broaden your horizons in the 21st century, learning German will give you the edge you need. German is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Indeed, more than 120 million people have German as their mother tongue, while many others study it for reasons both practical and social. With knowledge of German, you improve your employment opportunities. Germany has the largest economy in the European Union and the third largest in the world. German is a leading language of science, literature, art, philosophy and history. Bottom line: being able to speak and write German puts you in high demand.
Our courses not only allow you to acquaint yourself with contemporary German, but also give you insights into the cultural and political history of German-speaking countries and into German cinema and literature. Through exchange programs with Germany and Austria, you can complete courses toward your degree in a native-speaking environment. Closer to home, the activities of the German Club provide an informal setting for honing your German-language skills. Our close cooperation with embassies and the Ottawa branch of the German Goethe Institute provides opportunities to participate in cultural activities and to receive official certification of your language proficiency level.
Courses in this program are taught in German, English or French.
Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2018-2019 calendars for the previous requirements.
The table below includes only discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on including a minor to your degree.
|ALG 1100||Road Map to the Culture of the German-Speaking Countries||3 Units|
|ALG 1901||Elementary German I||3 Units|
|ALG 1902||Elementary German II||3 Units|
|ALG 2101||Contemporary German Culture||3 Units|
|ALG 2901||Intermediate German I||3 Units|
|ALG 2902||Intermediate German II||3 Units|
|ALG 3901||Advanced German I||3 Units|
|ALG 3902||Advanced German II||3 Units|
|3 course units from:||3 Units|
|Special Topics in German Literature|
|German Literature Since 1900|
|3 optional course units from the list of optional courses||3 Units|
List of Optional Courses
|ALG 2100||Special Topics in German Culture||3 Units|
|ALG 2300||Masterpieces of German Literature in Translation||3 Units|
|ALG 3330||Cinema in the German Speaking Countries||3 Units|
|ALG 3900||Special Topics in German Literature||3 Units|
|ALG 3921||Directed Readings in German||3 Units|
|ALG 3980||German Literature Since 1900||3 Units|
|ALG 4903||Special Topics in German Culture II||3 Units|
|ALG 4904||Practicum in German||3 Units|
|ALG 4905||Directed Study in German||3 Units|
|YDD 1901||Introduction to the Yiddish Language and Culture I||3 Units|
|YDD 1902||Introduction to the Yiddish Language and Culture II||3 Units|
|YDD 2104||Yiddish Culture, Literature, and Film||3 Units|