Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2015 academic year unless otherwise specified.
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- Undergraduate information
- Postgraduate information
- How to find out more
- Related subjects and careers
- List of courses
This subject is taught by the School of Languages and Cultures.
One of the most influential states in the European Union, Germany is home to a definitive brand of culture, industry, art, literature, and innovation. The German language is both a leading world language and of prime importance in the EU, especially as that Union expands eastwards.
German at Victoria is a major designed with accessibility in mind. You can enter German at university level no matter what your current level. Within the supportive environment of the German Programme, you will soon be speaking, reading, and writing German. Students are automatically members of the German Club, there is a German library for student use and the German choir meets weekly during term time. You can major in German for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), or take German as part of a major in Modern Language Studies.
People able to speak both English and German are valued in New Zealand and overseas. You will be in demand for jobs in areas like tourism, marketing, and international business, and qualified also for a wide range of other careers.
BA major requirements
- GERM 103, 104*
- GERM 114
- GERM 217, 218 and 20 further points from GERM 200-299
- Two of GERM 315, 316, 320 and 321
- GERM 314 or 318
*Requirement (1) will be waived for students who have the appropriate NCEA Level 3 requirements (or equivalent).
Other students with some prior knowledge of German will be admitted to 200-level German after assessment of their competence. Please contact German Programme staff prior to enrolment.
Postgraduate qualifications in German
For information specific to German, please see our Postgraduate Study page. For information about the postgraduate qualifications, please click on the Faculty links below.
You can order more information on this subject using our Request for Study Material form.
Victoria's Student Recruitment, Admission and Orientation Office offers advice on courses and help with planning your degree.
Contact the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences' Student and Academic Services Office for information on admission, qualifications and courses, course advice and selection criteria, exemptions and prerequisites.
German courses are taught within the School of Languages and Cultures. The School office is located in Room 610, von Zedlitz Building, Kelburn campus.
For a complete course listing, see the list of all German courses.
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|100 Level Courses|
GERM 103 – Introduction to the German Language
GERM 104 – Elementary German
GERM 114 – Topics in German Culture 1
|200 Level Courses|
FHSS 210 – Study Abroad for Language Students
GERM 214 – Topics in German Culture 2
GERM 217 – German Language 2A
GERM 218 – German Language 2B
|300 Level Courses|
FHSS 310 – Study Abroad for Language Students
GERM 314 – Topics in German Culture 3
GERM 315 – German Language 3A
GERM 316 – German Language 3B
GERM 320 – German Language 3C
GERM 321 – German Language 3D
|400 Level Courses|
GERM 401 – Advanced Language Study
GERM 489 – Research Project