The German major and minor (along with the German emphasis area of the BA in Modern Languages) are being phased out beginning in Fall Semester 2012.** As of August 20, 2012, no new majors or minors are being accepted at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. For continuing students, intermediate and advanced level courses will still be offered on UMSL’s campus in Winter Semester 2013. In Fall Semester 2013 only one intermediate course will be offered and in Winter Semester 2014 one final intermediate course will be offered.
**PLEASE NOTE: THE ELEMENTARY GERMAN LANGUAGE SEQUENCE WILL CONTINUE TO BE OFFERED: students who wish to fulfill their foreign language requirement with German coursework will be able to take German 1001, German 1002, and German 2101. It is only the German major and minor that are being phased out.
Any student who has declared a major or started work on the minor must complete their academic coursework in German before May 2014 by enrolling in courses on UMSL’s campus, by studying abroad in accredited programs, or by taking advantage of the cooperative agreement with Washington University*** and St. Louis University. Exceptions to the May 2014 deadline may be granted on a case by case basis. Questions and requests for exceptions may be directed to Beth Landers, Director of Language Programs, at email@example.com or 314-516-6546.
***Students who wish to take advantage of the cooperative agreement with Washington University should contact Dr. Erin McGlothlin, Director of Undergraduate Studies in German, at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to discuss placement into the German course sequence at Washington University .