Your proposed schedule of courses
You must work closely with your undergraduate major advisor when completing the proposed schedule of courses to confirm that you'll receive credit for coursework in Munich when you return to the U.S. Remember to consult with your advisor regarding any special instructions for study abroad specific to your institution (ex. credit/course load requirements, credit for internships or independent study), and have them noted on the application.
- It's common for students to make adjustments to their proposed schedule of courses once they arrive in Munich
- At the end of the second week of classes, students submit a final course schedule to the resident director that takes into account any substitutions or additions to the courses listed on their JYM application
- Students should email their advisor for their approval of any adjustments made to their original proposed schedule of courses so that there are no misunderstandings later
- All students are required to enroll in JYG 3100 and/or JYG 3200; all or part of this requirement may be waived if the resident director deems a student's German language competence sufficiently high
Students must register for 15 credits per semester. Most courses are three credits, so you should plan on taking five courses per semester, which includes Advanced German Language. Only under special circumstances may a student register for more than 15 credits with the maximum set at 19 credits per semester. It's unrealistic for most students to take all their courses at LMU Munich, therefore students should plan to take a balanced combination of JYM and university courses throughout the year.
When listing JYM courses, please refer to the most up-to-date list of the JYM course catalog and take note of when these courses are offered (ex. WiSe or SoSe) as indicated on the course description. Note: Not all courses listed in the JYM brochure may be offered in any one year of the program and new courses may be offered as well. JYM reserves the right to require a minimum number of students to be enrolled in a JYM course before it will be offered.
LMU Munich courses
There are several ways for you to list university courses on your proposed schedule of courses.
By subject area
The easiest way is simply to list courses by general subject area, ex. 19th-century philosophy, international relations, European history, german drama, etc., and when you arrive in Munich for orientation and academic advising, our resident director will help you find courses that match your needs.
If your advisor needs a course description and syllabus, you'll need to search for courses on your own using the LSF Online-Portal (to access the Vorlesungsverzeichnis for LMU Munich). Because you are applying to the JYM program six to eight months in advance of the actual university semester(s) during which you intend to study in Munich, you'll need to take into account that detailed information, ex. the syllabus for a course to be offered at a future date, may not yet be available at the time you are researching possible course offerings. We've provided information and tips about how to search for university courses.
The JYM office in Detroit has a number of syllabi of LMU courses taken by JYM students in various subject areas. If you need assistance in getting a more detailed syllabus than what you find using the LSF Online-Portal, contact email@example.com.