Overview
Sprechen sie deutsch?

Roughly 2.5 million people in Canada have a common ethnic German heritage and language background. After English and French, the German ethnic group is the third largest and the third oldest European ethnic group in Canada. About 120 million people are native speakers of German.

Germany itself with its 81,000,000 inhabitants has the largest number of people of any country in the European community; and is economically the strongest nation in Europe. With the opening of Eastern Europe, the German language has gained prominence as a lingua franca in this region.

German is not presently taught in P.E.I.'s high schools, UPEI presents the only opportunity for learning this language. This means that students wishing to study German start with 101 which demands no prior background in the language. Those who have had some contact with the language either through exchanges, family background, or travel may enter at a higher level (1020, 2010, 2020, etc.). Courses designated 1010-1020 or 2010-2020 are basically language courses, while courses above these levels focus mainly on cultural studies.

Course Structure

Please note: Admission to, and declaration of, the Major in German and the Minor in German has been suspended.

 
Major

 

Requirements for a Major in German

Under the supervision of the Department, a student is allowed to major in German if he/she shows a high level of interest and competency in the subject and intends to cover the minimum requirement of 42 semester hours.

This would be done under the approval of a Departmental Committee and the Dean of Arts after all courses taken or intended to be taken, at UPEI or another Canadian or foreign institution, have been considered.

A major consists of a minimum of 42 semester hours of German.

Electives

Students must include at least 12 semester hours in a modern language or modern languages other than German. Students should discuss these courses or other alternatives with the Chair of Modern Languages as early as possible.

 

Minor

 

Requirements for a Minor in German

A minor in German consists of 21 semester hours of courses in the following sequence:

12 semester hours:
German 1010/1020 Introductory
German 2010/2020 Intermediate

At least 9 semester hours at the 3000 or 4000 level in German, at least 6 semester hours must be taken at UPEI at the upper level.

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Successful completion of Grade 12 examinations in a University Preparatory Program with an overall average of at least 70% (75% for Quebec Secondary V students) in the following subjects:

  • English;
  • one Social Studies or Language;
  • any 3 other academic courses. Grade 12 math recommended.
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UPEI has about 250 faculty—exceptional scholars, teachers, and mentors, with more being hired each year as we open new, progressive, and unique programs. But the story isn’t just in the numbers. It’s in the quality of our people. Award-winning faculty from around the globe have made UPEI home. Here, you’ll learn directly from these world-class professors and researchers in small classes where you’ll have easy access to them.

 

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