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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Languages and Literatures: Concentration in German

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The German concentration is designed to provide students with a thorough knowledge of the German language and a solid background in, and appreciation for, the literature, history and culture of the German-speaking lands. The department encourages study abroad whenever possible, and students in the program often spend a semester or academic year in Germany. An exchange agreement between North Carolina and the German State of Baden-Württemberg makes study in Germany both affordable and easy to arrange. In addition to the regular course offerings in German, advanced students may choose courses offered through the N.C. German Consortium. UNC Asheville is a founding member of the consortium, an organization consisting of eight universities in the UNC system that enhance their German curricula through distance-learning arrangements. Each semester advanced students at the eight campuses may take one upper-level course taught by a faculty member at another member institution. UNC Asheville students in the German concentration regularly enroll in consortium courses.

I. Required courses in the concentration—38 hours:

Students whose level of proficiency does not allow them to start with GERM 210 will be required to complete the appropriate prerequisite courses. Students who place out of one or more of the required courses must still complete 36 hours of German, not including the prerequisite courses, for the concentration.  At least one-half of the hours required for the concentration must be completed at UNC Asheville.

Twelve additional hours at the 300-400 level

Four additional hours at the 400 level

II. Required courses outside the major—None

III. Other departmental requirements:

Competency in German will be demonstrated by a capstone project consisting of research plus oral presentations to be carried out in GERM 490. Oral proficiency will be demonstrated by successful completion of GERM 320.

Liberal Arts Core (LAC)

For additional information about the Liberal Arts Core and the specific courses that fulfill the requirements, visit the Office of the Registrar website,

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

Courses that satisfy some of the following LAC requirements can be found throughout the curriculum and may be used to fulfill multiple requirements.

Requirement Credits
First-Year Seminar 3-4
Academic Writing and Critical Inquiry 4
Humanities 12
Laboratory Science 4
Scientific Perspectives 3-4
Quantitative Perspectives 4
Social Science 3-4
Second Language (proficiency through the 2nd semester) 0-8
Arts and Ideas 3-4
Senior Capstone 4
Diversity Intensive 6-8


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