German Major & Minor
Once you declare German as your major and have reached 300-level courses, you will be assigned an adviser from one of the German faculty. If you are a minor, feel free to contact any of the German faculty with questions or concerns.
- German majors will be assigned one of the German faculty members as their individual adviser. We encourage students to regularly consult their adviser to discuss their plans and progress. Although an adviser’s signature is generally not required for registration, it is a good idea to check in with your adviser at the beginning of every semester.
- German minors and other students with questions about the German program and coursework are invited to direct their questions to the German program coordinator or any of the German faculty members.
For more information about academic advising, visit the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center (UARC) website.
German Liberal Arts and German Education Majors and Minors
As the German program transitions to a revised major and minor (approved for Fall 2011), students already in the program (catalog years prior to 2011-2013) will need to make sure that the previous requirement of the now-deleted courses 207 and 208 is fulfilled. Another elective and 306 will be used to substitute 207 and 208.
Students who have had German 203:
- Students who have had 203, but neither 207 nor 208 can only take 204. Once on the 300-level, take 306 and an additional 300-level elective in place of 207/208 (curriculum modification needed).
- Students with both 203 and 207 can only take 204 before proceeding to the 300-level. Take 306 in place of 208 (curriculum modification needed).
- Students with both 203 and 208 can only take 204 before proceeding to the 300-level. Take 306 in place of 207 (curriculum modification needed).
Students who have had German 204:
- Students who have had 204 and 207/208 proceed to the 300-level.
- Students who have had 204 and 207, should take 306 additionally to fulfill the 207/208 requirement (curriculum modification needed).
- Students who have had 204 and 208, should take 306 additionally to fulfill the 207/208 requirement (curriculum modification needed).
- Students who have had only 204, once on the 300-level, need 306 and an additional 300-level elective (curriculum modification needed).
Students placing onto the 300-level:
- Students who started at UW Oshkosh in fall 2011 and plan to major or minor in German and place onto the 300-level, should begin with 301 and 306.
- Students may take either 301, 304, 306, or 312 when beginning courses at the 300 level.
- 306 and another elective will be used to substitute 207 and 208.
Please see your German adviser or a faculty member if you need a curriculum modification completed to request that 306 and/or another 300-level course be recognized as fulfilling the 207/208 requirement of the “old” major.
Retroactive Credits in German
Students with prior foreign language training are eligible to earn up to 14 retroactive units (credits), shown in parentheses, by successfully completing one of the following courses with a grade of B or better: 111(4), 203(8), 204(11), 300 level (except for German 314) (14).
- Be aware that in order to be eligible for retroactive credits, you must receive a B or higher in the course you have placed into. No one may receive more than 14 retrocredits.
- No retroactive credits are awarded for German 314.
- See the Rebecca Habeck, the DFLL Program Assistant, in Dempsey 230 to apply for retroactive credits after grades are submitted.
- Please see your adviser for the complete policy on retroactive credits.