Germanic Studies Program Overview

The Germanic Studies Program offers a major that can be included in many degrees offered at the University of Sydney. For in-depth information on the Germanic Studies subject area, a description of the major and its requirements, and a table and descriptions of the units of study available in this area, go to the

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Handbook - Germanic Studies

For previous year enrolments: Handbook archive.

Unit of Study prerequisites are also reviewed from time to time. The prerequisites listed for units in your year of enrolment are valid for the duration of your candidature.

We have recently made some changes to our curriculum.
If you are a new student in 2018, click here.
If you are continuing from 2017, click here.

If you are experiencing difficulties enrolling in the correct unit, please contact the relevant unit coordinator:

Dr Cat Moir - GRMN1001, GRMN1002, GRMN2003, GRMN3010
Dr Andrea Bandhauer - GRMN2004, GRMN3005, GRMN3006
Dr Tristan Lay - GRMN3007, GRMN3008, GRMN3009

Pathways for German Studies commencing in 2018

Beginners' Pathway (no prerequisites)
Intermediate Pathway (HSC Beginners >70 or HSC Continuers <80)
Intermediate German Pathway, 2018
Advanced Pathway (HSC Continuers >80, HSC Extension)
Intermediate German Pathway, 2018

Pathways for German Studies commenced prior to 2018

German Pathway 1
Pathways German 2
German Pathways 3

If you did this unit in S2 2017…

You should enrol in this unit in S1 2018…

And this one in S2 2018

GRMN1122 (A2)

GRMN2003 (B1/1)

GRMN2004 (B1/2)

GRMN1222 (B1/2)

GRMN3005 (B2/1)

GRMN3006 (B2/1+)

GRMN1322 (B2/2)

GRMN3009 (C1)

GRMN3010 (C2)

GRMN2612 (B1/2)

GRMN3005 (B2/1)

GRMN3006 (B2/1+)

GRMN2614 (B2/1)

GRMN3007 (B2/2)

GRMN3008 (B2/2+)

Academic policies and procedures

The Department follows the policies and procedures set out by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – for information, follow these links to the requisite Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences pages:

Policies webpage for information on:
- Plagiarism - Satisfactory progress - Late Work - Attendance

Student Administration Manual contains procedures, and the necessary forms, for amongst others:
- Applying for credit
- Applying for a DNF after the semester deadline
- Applying for Honours
- Applying for a suspension for one or two semesters
- Appealing against a result

Special Consideration webpage for information on:
- Special Consideration - for serious illness or misadventure
- Special Arrangements - for essential community commitments
- Extensions on assessments - for minor illness or misadventure