Minor in German Language and Literature

The minor in German Language and Literature consists of THREE core components:

1. Third-year Language Proficiency

Students must demonstrate 3rd-year proficiency in German. This can be accomplished by taking courses in the three-year language sequence (GER 1001GER 1002GER 1003GER 1004GER 2009GER 2010), placing into the advanced level on the placement exam, or transferring credit from the Advanced Placement exam. Minors can also take the intensive track (GER 1005 and GER 1006), which cover GER 1001 - GER 1004 in only two semesters.

2. German Literature, Language or Culture (6 credit hours)

Students must take two of the following:  GER 2091 / GER 2092 (Introduction to German Literature), GER 2109W / GER 2110W (4th-year German) or GER 2161 / GER 2162 (German Culture).

3. Advanced German Literature and Culture (6 credit hours)

Students must take two of the following: GER 2161GER 2162 (if not taken above), GER 2165, GER 3181, GER 3182, GER 3183, GER 3184, GER 3185, GER 4171, GER 4172, GER 4173, GER 4174, or GER 4175. Note: you may also use GER 2111 (4th year Business German) to satisfy three of the required credit hours in this component. 

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 34 credits, including 28 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.

One of the following options:
Option A:
GER 1001First-Year German I
GER 1002First-Year German II
GER 1003Second-Year German I
GER 1004Second-Year German II
Option B
GER 1005Intensive Beginning German I
GER 1006Intensive Beginning German II
One of the following:
GER 2009
GER 2010
Intermediate German I
and Intermediate German II
GER 2101
GER 2102
Readings in Contemporary German I
and Readings in Contemporary German II
One of the following:
GER 2091
GER 2092
Introduction to German Literature—in English I
and Introduction to German Literature—in English II
GER 2109
GER 2110
Advanced Conversation and Composition
and Germany in the Age of Globalization
GER 2161
GER 2162
German Culture–in English I
and German Culture–in English II
Two additional upper-division German (GER) courses excluding:
GER 2101Readings in Contemporary German I
GER 2102Readings in Contemporary German II

Major and Minor Advising

Margaret Gonglewski and Mary Beth Stein are the German advisors. Please note that our advisors do not teach over the summer. It is important that you make any appointments before the end of the spring semester, or instead wait until the start of the fall.