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UC Davis Summer Abroad is an academic program that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating both traditional lectures with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting. Students will earn 8 quarter units in four weeks; therefore, students should expect a rigorous academic course work that is enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities. Auditing is not an option. 

Students on Summer Abroad programs earn regular UC Davis course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements. UC Davis students can use Summer Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog. Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 

See Academics to learn more about applying Summer Abroad coursework toward your major/minor/General Education requirements. 

Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid should contact Summer Abroad to inquire about enrolling in an additional unit.


German (GER) 48 and 112 - Draft Syllabus


Find full course descriptions in the UC Davis General Catalog. Note: in many cases prerequisites are waived by consent of instructor. Students who are unsure if they meet prerequisites are encouraged to contact the instructor or Summer Abroad staff. For more information on prerequisites for UC Davis courses, visit the Academics page.

German (GER) 48. Myth and Saga in the Germanic Cultures (4 units)
Knowledge of German not required. English translation from the Norse Eddas, the Volsung and Sigurd-Siegfried cycles, and the Gudrun lays; literary mythology in German Romanticism culminating in Wagner's "total art-work" concept and The Ring of the Nibelung cycle. May not be counted toward major in German. GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. 


German (GER) 112. Topics in German Literature (4 units)
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): Upper-division standing or consent of instructor. Knowledge of German not required. Investigation of significant themes and issues within their European context

German (GER) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units, Pass/No Pass grading only)


There are no prerequisites for this program beyond the general eligibility requirements.

The program schedule, including the daily itinerary and planned activities, are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.