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Marburg, Germany Academics

ELIGIBILITY
To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good standing (academic, financial and conduct), have a cumulative GPA of 2.5, and have at least completed German 201 or its equivalent (the third-semester university German language course) prior to departure.  You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure.

COURSES/ COURSE EQUIVALENCIES
If you have completed GERM 201, you will earn:
German 202 (4 credits)
German 313 (3 credits)
German 314 (3 credits)
German 340 (3 credits)

3 credits of upper-level (300-) German electives


If you have completed GERMAN 202, you will earn:
German 313 (3 credits)
German 314 (3 credits)
German 340 (3 credits)
6 credits of upper-level (300-) German electives


*Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their faculty adviser (if declared German minors or majors) or a faculty member in the German section to discuss their degree plans and course equivalencies and potential substitutions before signing up for the program.   The 14/15 credits that students earn by successfully completing the program will count as required courses and/or electives in fulfillment of a German minor or major.  Specifics will depend on individual degree plans and will be determined in the prep-program advising sessions with German faculty.

Equivalencies for students, who have already taken 300 level courses at UW-Eau Claire will be established on a case-by-case basis. [314 may be retaken for credit.]  Please consult a German faculty member to discuss your specific situation.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn 15-16 credits. The program also fulfills the UW-Eau Claire foreign culture requirement.

GENERAL EDUCATION/LIBERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
For students in catalog years through 2015-2016, this program fulfills the Foreign Culture requirement upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at regrec53@uwec.edu after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

For students in catalog years 2016 and later, this program can fulfill an integrated learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments.  Email studyabroad@uwec.edu  for details.

LANGUAGE IMMERSION
All German majors and minors who wish to be certified to teach German must complete an appropriate period of language immersion in residence in a country in which the language is spoken.  This program meets the language immersion requirement.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR
The program, which runs approximately from the first week of January to the last week of May, is divided into three parts. You will take one comprehensive language course for approximately six weeks, have a week of vacation, take another comprehensive language course for a second period of six weeks, then have another week of vacation.  In the third part of the program, you will complete a comprehensive literature and reading course.  The program is supplemented by an online component, taught via D2L, directed by a professor from UW-Eau Claire or UW-Stevens Point.

updated 7/12/16/cc

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