To apply, you must be a currently-enrolled, degree-seeking undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You must be in good academic standing, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. To study German as a Foreign Language courses, you need to have at least sophomore standing at the time of departure. If you plan to take regular university classes taught in German, you must have completed a minimum of five semesters of university-level German and have at least junior standing by the time of departure. Other pre-requisites may apply for specific subject areas. Please note that you must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this program.
COURSES/ COURSE EQUIVALENCIES
Study in English:
International Undergraduate Study Program--Phillips Universität Marburg
The IUSP offers six weeks of intensive German classes offered at three levels followed by a broad selection of university academic courses . Classes are offered in German and English, but all of the German courses include a tutorial in English that is designed to enable all IUSP students to attend, regardless of their German proficiency level. For more information go to http://www.uni-marburg.de/iusp Choose "Program Information" on the top toolbar, then "Academic Curriculum" on the left sidebar to find course descriptions from previous semesters.
Past offerings have included courses in Anthropology, Archeology, Economics, Education, Political Science, Psychology, Theology, Peace & Conflict Studies, and Linguistics.
Study in German:
If you are a student of German, ready to take courses in German, great!--you can consider any of the Uni Marburg courses for which you have the pre-requisites. You can also take the pre-semester intensive German course, which functions as an orientation to the German university system, at no extra charge. Because German universities publish class schedules only weeks before the semester begins, you will need to be flexible with your course schedule.
For the regular university catalog in Marburg, go to www.uni-marburg.de, then on the right hand side of the page select "Direkt-Links" and "Vorlesungsverzeichnis." Once there, click on "Veranstaltungen" and then "Suche nach Veranstaltungen." In the "Titel der Veranstaltung" text box, you can enter a key word that appears in any course title. The system will call up ALL course titles containing your key word. Note that every department lists their courses differently. You'll want to look at several to get an idea of how things may be titled in different departments.
You will want to take primarily Vorlesungen, Proseminare, Seminare or Uebungen (listed in the Vst.-Art column, which means "type of course"). Browse the catalogue and try to get a solid feel for what is offered and what is realistic for you in terms of German language proficiency (ability to follow along and contribute actively) and academic level.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for details.
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. As long as your coursework is in German, this program meets the language immersion requirement.
The University of Marburg IUSP runs on a calendar compatible with U.S. universities.
If you are planning to take regular university classes, the German academic calendar runs from October through July. First semester (Wintersemester) runs October through February; second semester (Sommersemester) is March through July. Full year or spring semester exchange is possible.
updated 9/7/16, clw