Requirements for the Certificate
15 credits, which must include at least two courses in Advanced German.
|Advanced GERMAN (2 courses required)||6|
|Literatur des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts|
|Advanced Composition & Conversation|
|Introduction to German Linguistics|
|Topics in German Linguistics|
|Topics in German Literature|
|Study Abroad in German Literature|
|Study Abroad in German Culture|
|Study Abroad in German Linguistics|
|Topics in German Culture|
|Honors Seminar in German Literature|
|Kultur des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts|
|German-Jewish Culture Since the 18th Century|
|Topics in German Studies|
|Additional GERMAN, from any course listed above, or:||9|
|Intermediate German - Speaking and Listening|
|Intermediate Intensive (Honors) German: Language, Culture, Texts|
Residence and Quality of Work
- Minimum 2.000 GPA on all courses eligible for the certificate
- At least 8 certificate credits must be completed in residence
Pass/fail courses do not apply to the certificate.
Undergraduate/Special Student Certificates
This certificate may be completed within the context of an undergraduate degree or as a Special student after an undergraduate degree has been awarded from any institution. The certificate may be completed in its entirety while enrolled as a Special student. Candidates are encouraged to contact the certificate coordinator to discuss course enrollment and the sequencing of certificate requirements.
- to promote German proficiency in all major skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
- to foster a deeper understanding of the cultures of the German-speaking world through courses taught in German.
Advising and Careers
For advising questions related to the certificate in German, contact the GNS+ Undergraduate Advisor:
Language placement tests are advised for any student with previous knowledge or experience with German. The test is proctored through the University Placement Test program; more information is available here: https://exams.wisc.edu/placement/
If you have questions about your placement test score, please contact the Undergraduate Advisor or the Placement Advisor:
Jeanne M. Schueller, German Language Program Coordinator and Placement Advisor
806 Van Hise
For advising on careers related to German, Dutch, and other languages, refer to:
Languages at UW–Madison
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