German Studies, M.A.
German and Slavic Studies
Head: Stephan Jaeger
Campus Address/General Office: 326 Fletcher Argue Building
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Staff: Please refer to the German and Slavic Studies website for Faculty information.
German and Slavic Studies Program Information
The department offers programs of study leading to the Master of Arts degree in the fields of German Studies (Culture, Literature, Second Language Acquisition) and Slavic Studies (Russian and/or Ukrainian Culture, Literature). Programs must be arranged in consultation with the Graduate Chair of the department.
Admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
Application and Admission Procedures are found in the Academic Guide.
Admission requirements for Master’s students are found in the Master’s Degrees General Regulations section of the Guide.
Admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Students with other degrees or backgrounds may be eligible for admission to a Pre-Master’s program to the satisfaction of the department.
This unit offers a Pre-Master’s program of study. The Pre-Master’s program of study is intended to bring a student’s background up to the equivalent of the required 4-year degree in the major department/unit, and to provide the student with any necessary prerequisites for courses to be taken in the Master’s program. Completing the Pre-Master’s program does not guarantee acceptance to the Master’s program.
The Pre-Master's year 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 permitted.
Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation by the date indicated on the German M.A. program of study page.
Students fulfill the requirements for the Master’s degree by doing a combination of coursework and thesis. A minimum of 15 credit hours of coursework is required, including GRMN 7200 / SLAV 7200, GRMN 7210 / SLAV 7210, and 3 other credit hours at the 7000 level in the student’s major discipline. The remaining 6 credit hours, designated as ancillary credit, may be taken at the 7000, 4000, 3000 (or in exceptional circumstances the 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 Graduate: 2 years
|GRAD 7300||Research Integrity Tutorial||0|
|GRAD 7500||Academic Integrity Tutorial||0|
|GRMN/SLAV 7200||Literary and Cultural Theory||3|
|GRMN/SLAV 7210||Introduction to Second Language Acquisition and Methods of Language Teaching||3|
|COURSE XXXX||Course related to student’s major discipline||3|
|COURSE XXXX||Ancillary Credit 1||6|
|GRAD 7000||Master's Thesis 2||0|
The remaining 6 credit hours, designated as ancillary credit, may be taken at the 7000, 4000, 3000 (or in exceptional circumstances the 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 Graduate Studies Committee.
Thesis proposal for submission at the end of the first year of study and, at minimum, two months before the thesis is submitted to the Thesis Examining Committee.
Students should familiarize themselves with the Faculty of Graduate Studies ‘GRAD’ courses applicable to their program. If you have questions about which GRAD course(s) to register in, please consult your home department/unit.
Prior to registration in German or Slavic Studies, students must consult with the graduate chair or the department head.
Students must meet the requirements as outlined in both Supplementary Regulation and BFAR documents as approved by Senate.
Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplementary regulations for these specific regulations.
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR)
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR) represent the core academic requirements a graduate student must acquire in order to gain, and demonstrate acquisition of, essential knowledge and skills.
All students must successfully complete:
- GRAD 7300 prior to applying to any ethics boards which are appropriate to the student’s research or within the student’s first year, whichever comes first; and
- GRAD 7500 within the first term of registration;
Students must also meet additional BFAR that may be specified for their program.
All students must:
- maintain a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0 with no grade below C+,
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum course requirements, and
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum time requirements (in terms of time in program and lapse or expiration of credit of courses).
No description available.
A survey of the major theoretical approaches to German and Slavic literature and cultures. Discusses the aesthetics of Enlightenment and Idealism, Nietzsche, Freud, Russian Formalism, Prague Structralism, hermeneutics, semiotics, dialogism (Bakhtin), the Frankfurt School, collective memory, gender studies, post-colonialism, and multi-culturalism.
This course provides a general introduction to theories and approaches in second language acquisition (SLA) and methods of language teaching specifically designed for MA students of German and Slavic languages.
A detailed study of theoretical and methodological questions in German literature and culture. Course contents will vary from year to year depending on the needs and interests of students and staff.
A detailed study of German stylistics, German as a Second Language, or the structure of the German language. Course contents will vary from year to year depending on the needs and interests of students and staff.
Topics dealing with German literature and culture focusing on an author, a systematic topic or period between 1750 and 1945. Contents will vary from year to year depending on the needs of students and staff. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.
Topics dealing with German literature and culture in the second half of the 20th and in the 21st century. Contents will vary from year to year depending on the needs of students and staff.
Studies a variety of German media theories and sources, including newspaper, television and film in the 20th and in the 21st centuries.
Topics dealing with German literature and culture within a European comparative context. Contents will vary from year to year depending on the needs of students and staff.
Each student will work with an instructor to prepare a reading program in an appropriate area, depending on the needs of students and staff. The student will present written assignments as required. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.