Program list & descriptions

Germanic and Slavic Studies ( Masters )

A graduate program in German has existed since 1991-1992. It covers the whole range of German literature from the Middle Ages to the present years, and its focus has sharpened on literary and culture studies of the last two centuries.


Prerequisite Minimum standing
BA B+/A- average in final year; German major

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Entry point Domestic students International students
September February 15 February 15


Program advisers

  • Dr. Elena Pnevmonidou, grad advisor - or 250-721-7324
  • Ms. Irina Gavrilova, grad secretary - or 250-472-7316

    Department directory

    Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
    Reception Jeremy Bubiak 250-721-7327 DTB B203
    Department Secretary Diane Braithwaite 250-721-7357 DTB B203
    Graduate Studies Secretary Darlene Li 250-721-7350 DTB B204
    FAX 250-721-6216
    Chair Dan Smith 250-721-7325 DTB B203
    Administrative Officer Kathie Merriam 250-721-7326 DTB B203b
    Systems Analyst Richard Sykes 250-721-7361 DTB A250
    Senior Lab Instructor Terri Evans 250-472-4750 DTB A241
    Senior Lab Instructors John Fowler 250-472-5485 DTB A243
    Senior Lab Instructor Kinga Menu 250-721-7346 DTB B304
    Sen. Lab Instr. and Undergraduate Advisor Philip Wakefield 250-472-4269 DTB B302
    Technical Services Ken Josephson 250-721-7343 DTB B209a
    Map Library LIB 154
    Department Publications Diane Braithwaite 250-721-7357 DTB B203

    Co-operative education opportunities

    What is co-op?

    Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

    • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
    • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
    • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
    • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
    Can you do co-op?

    Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email

    Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.

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    Professional development
    Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
    Graduate Students' Society

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