German

The Department of German has provided information for students who plan to study abroad. Review your department’s responses to the Major Advising Questionnaires below, then contact the department directly with any additional questions.

 

Advising Resources

 

Study Abroad for German Department Majors (PDF) N/A

Study Abroad Information on the German Department Website

German Department Advising Contact Information

 

Berkeley Programs Questionnaire

 

Does your department currently sponsor a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program?

No.

Do any courses offered on a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program currently satisfy requirements within your major?

No.

 

UCEAP Programs Questionnaire

 

What is the maximum amount of major credit given for courses taken during UCEAP? Is this maximum calculated by number of courses or by units of credit?

We allow up to five german courses (15 units) from abroad to count for the major.

Does your department maintain a list of courses previously awarded credit on UCEAP and/or a list of pre-approved courses for UCEAP programs? How do students access this information?

No. The student should meet with the Undergraduate Adviser to discuss.

Does your department have a 4-year or 2-year plan available to students that incorporates semester or year-length study abroad? How do students access this information?

No. The student should meet with the Undergraduate Adviser to discuss.

What is the process in your department to have courses evaluated? What materials must be submitted? What is the timeframe for response?

Courses are evaluated manually by the Undergraduate Adviser. A UCEAP cover form must be filled out for each course which is an internal department form. Materials such as a syllabus, reading list, graded papers, and notes must also be submitted. Students have until their last semester at UC Berkeley to submit any UCEAP course material for evaluation.

Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?

Yes. Students must physically be present at Berkeley when writing their honors thesis. Students must dedicate two semesters to complete the Honors Thesis.

Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?

Yes.

Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?

Yes.

If you represent a department which teaches foreign language, does your department award major credit for the courses taken during the Intensive Language Program (ILP) portion of the UCEAP program?

Yes - only if the course is an upper division class.

Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?

The Undergraduate Adviser signs.

Does your department place Academic holds on declared majors prior to each registration period? If yes, what is your departmental policy on releasing advising holds for students currently abroad on UCEAP (e.g. is advising possible via email, skype, etc.)?

Yes, the department will release holds after meeting in-person or via email.

Do you have any department specific advice for students participating on a UCEAP program in their last term at Berkeley?

Students going abroad in their final semester should be advised that it can take up to 3 months for UCEAP grades to post to their UC transcript. You cannot be administratively graduated until your UCEAP grades are posted to your transcript, and a degree audit is conducted.

 

UCEAP Programs Questionnaire

 

Have any Independent programs been approved by your department and the Study Abroad Advisory board for credit in the major?

No.

Are there any pre-approved courses for your major from other UC summer abroad programs (UCLA, UCD, etc.)?

No.

What is the process to have a course from an Independent study abroad program evaluated for your major?
For semester/year long programs only: Courses are evaluated manually by the Undergraduate Adviser. In addition to an official transcript, syllabi, reading lists, graded papers, and notes must also be submitted. At this time, we do not accept credit earned from summer non-UC or non-UCEAP study abroad programs.