Example Course Plan

German Studies Course Plan (first 3 semesters)

This is an example course plan based on the 2018–2019 University Catalog; your actual schedule may deviate from this example. Your faculty advisor will work with you to select appropriate courses.

As an IWU student, it is your responsibility to track your progress each semester towards completing graduation requirements using the MyIWU degree evaluation tool.

Year 1

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

  • Optional

*If an entering German major does not place into GER 201 or higher, then he/she must complete the prerequisite course(s) before beginning the courses for a German major/minor.

**The majority of all German upper division courses carry an associated Gen Ed credit: Lit, CHC, or IT. Check which course is being offered in a particular semester.  However, please note that only 2 gen ed categories can be completed with classes from the same department.

Year 2

Fall Semester

**The majority of all German upper division courses carry an associated Gen Ed credit: Lit, CHC, or IT. Check which course is being offered in a particular semester. However, please note that only 2 gen ed categories can be completed with classes from the same department.

Study Abroad

All German majors must study abroad for at least one semester. This can be any semester or year after the student completes GER 230 (GER 202 if approved by the German faculty member below). It is recommended that this semester be in the spring, but not the spring of the senior year. Note: Students who wish to major in Accounting and German should plan to study abroad during their sophomore year.

Additional Information
  • German is easy to combine with a second major if the student plans ahead. Students interested in combining two majors must speak with a German faculty member as soon as possible for help in coming up with a plan that fits in the courses required for both majors and their study abroad semester or year.
  • Students studying abroad should note that they often can fulfill one or more of the following Gen Ed requirements while abroad: LIT, CHC, AR, CSI, G.
  • Students often complete internships in their career field while studying abroad in Germany or Austria, and can apply for internships that use German in the U.S. as well. Majors and minors also often apply for post-graduate grants, for instance a Fulbright or Congress-Bundestag, to spend a year in Germany or Austria.