College of Arts and Sciences

Germanic Studies

Honors & Awards

Departmental Honors Program in German

Any major with a grade point average of at least 3.5 in German and a 3.3 GPA overall may apply for admission to the honors program. S/he should have the recommendation of her/his instructor in a German course above G250. In addition to regular course work towards a major in German, honors students complete between one and three honors tutorials (G399) as well as an honors thesis (G499). Honors work is guided and approved by the honors advisor, who also serves as the candidate's major advisor. Work in G399 and G499 is closely supervised by individual faculty members.

On the basis of outstanding performance in the regular major program, in tutorials, and on the thesis, the department's honors advisor will recommend graduation with departmental honor in German.

Elmer O. Wooley Prize

These monetary awards are made through the generosity of the late Elmer O. Wooley, a member of the department's faculty from 1916 to 1954. They are given for scholastic excellence demonstrated in the undergraduate German curriculum.

Salz Family Award

In fall 1996 the Department of Germanic Studies announced the recipient of the first annual Walter Salz Family Award for the year's best submitted essay on some aspect of the history of German Jews from the earliest times to the present day. Endowed by Professor Emeritus Henry Remak and his wife, Ingrid, the competition is open to essays written by undergraduates and graduate students enrolled on any IU campus. Essays of any suitable length may either have been written for a course or be original compositions, and should be submitted to the department's main office by the annual June 1 deadline for consideration in the current year's competition. The winner or winners receive a prize of up to $500.

Delta Phi Alpha

Indiana University Bloomington sponsors a chapter of Delta Phi Alpha, the national German honor society. Each spring, a number of advanced German students, not all of whom are majors, but who have outstanding records in German and in their studies overall, and who are willing to pledge to continue their study of German language, literature, and culture, are invited to join. The faculty advisor is Prof. Ben Robinson.

Germanic Studies
Global and International Studies Building 3103
355 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
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