The German Program at the University of Manitoba is small but growing program; the student numbers in the last years have more than doubled. The program offers undergraduate and graduate (M.A.) classes, at all levels of the German language and in German literature and culture between 1750 and today. All staff members teach German language classes. The department’s specialty is German literature between 1933 and today, but the periods Enlightenment and Romanticism are also well represented.
Students can participate in two official student exchanges with Universities in Germany: Greifswald and Trier. The length of the exchange with Greifswald is one or two semesters; the length of the exchange with Trier may vary from one term to one academic year. Further options for students to go to Germany include an annual summer work program in Germany, several summer school programs in German language, literature, and culture, and a year as Foreign Language Assistant in English at a German school. Click here for further information.
Teaching members of the German section are:
General Major Program (B.A.) in German
For entry to the Major, the prerequisite is a grade of "C" or better in GRMN 1120 or GRMN 2100. For students who have taken additional courses toward the major, then a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses including the higher grade of repeated courses and excluding failed courses.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all courses that comprise the Major is required to graduate, including the higher grade of repeated courses and excluding failed courses.
Courses needed for a General Major in German
GRMN 1120 or GRMN 2100 (In exceptional circumstances (with written consent of department head), students with superior language ability may replace GRMN 1120 or GRMN 2100 with GRMN 3200. In this case, GRMN 3200 listed under Year 2 or 3 of each program must be replaced with 6 credit hours in German in order to complete requirements.)
Year 2 and Year 3:
• GRMN 2120: Introduction to German Culture 1 or GRMN 2130: Introduction to German Culture 2 or GRMN 2140: Exploring German Literature
• GRMN 3200: Deutsche Sprachpraxis 1
• 15 additional credit hours in German
Minor Program in German
For entry to the Minor, the prerequisite is a grade of "C" or better in 6 credit hours in German. To complete the minor: 12 further credit hours in German grade of "C" or better.
B.A. Honours Program (single/double) in German
Since the academic year 2006/07, it is possible to do a four year degree in German at the University of Manitoba again. You can do either a Honours Single or a Honours Double (two subjects).
For entry to the Honours program, see see Section 4: Basic Faculty Regulations for the Three Programs Leading to a B.A.
For full information , please open/download the pdf-flyer for the honours program in German.
As a relatable language to German, the University of Manitoba also offers courses in Yiddish Language
For full information, please see the Academic Calendar https://umanitoba.ca/student/records/academiccalendar.html
For current and future offers in graduate classes in German, for schloarships opportunities, and for all other questions concerning the German graduate program contact:
Dr. Stephan Jaeger (Email)
Chair of Graduate Studies
Department of German & Slavic Studies
Phone: (204) 474-9930
327 Fletcher Argue Building
Pre-Master's Year in German Studies
Students without a four-year degree or without an undergraduate major in the discipline to be studied must complete a pre-Master’s year as approved by the chair of the appropriate graduate studies committee or his/her delegate before they can enter the Master’s program. This year is intended to bring the student’s standing to approximately the level of a four-year degree with a major in the appropriate discipline. It will normally consist of 24 credit hours of coursework, of which at least 12 are in the major discipline. At most, one grade of “C+” in a course of six credit hours, or two grades of “C+” in courses of three credit hours, will be permitte
Master of Arts in German Studies
Students fulfil the requirements for the Master’s degree by doing a combination of coursework and thesis. A minimum of 15 credit hours of course-work is required, including GRMN 7200, GRMN 7210, and 3 other credit hours at the 700/7000 level in the student’s major discipline. The remaining 6 credit hours, designated as ancillary credit, may be taken at the 700/7000, 400/4000, 300/3000 (or in exceptional circumstances the 200/2000) level and may be in courses in the student’s major discipline, or in another program or department, at the discretion of the chair of the Graduate Studies Committee. A thesis prospectus must be submitted to the candidate’s M.A. advisor a minimum of two months before the thesis is submitted to the M.A. committee.
Students for the M.A. in German who received credit for the course GRMN 4200 have already fulfilled the requirement for GRMN 7200; they replace GRMN 7200 with 3 other credit hours on the 7000 level. Students for the M.A. in German who received credit for the course GRMN 4210 have already fulfilled the requirement for GRMN 7210; they replace GRMN 7210 with 3 other credit hours on the 7000 level.
Expected time to graduation: Two Years; all requirements for the Degree of M.A. must be fulfilled within five years of the original date of entry into the program. Time extensions for completion of the program may be permitted on an individual basis.
The Department of German and Slavic Studies allows students to begin their program on either 1 September or 1 January. For admission for each of these start dates, Canadian/U.S. students should send their applications with complete supporting documentation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies no less than four (4) months prior to their intended start date. International students should send their applications with complete supporting documentation to the Faculty of Graduate Studiesto arrive no later than seven (7) months prior to their intended start date.