German Minors

2019 - 2020 Catalog

German minor

A minor in German requires at least seven courses beyond GERM 261, as follows. A student may not complete both a minor in German and either a major in German. In meeting the requirements of this discipline-based minor, a student may not use more than nine (9) credits used to meet the requirements of another major or minor. German minors are encouraged, though not required, to have a term of study in a German-speaking country.

  1. GERM 262, or equivalent, 311, and 312
  2. Four additional German-language or German-related courses including:
    a. at least two 300- or 400-level courses taught in German
    b. The remaining two courses can both be in German, OR one may be a German literature course taught in English (LIT 295) and the other may be an approved cognate course (see list).

  1. Required courses
  2.  

    • GERM 262 - Intermediate German II

      (or equivalent)

      FDRFL
      Credits4
      PrerequisiteGERM 261 or the equivalent
      FacultyStaff

      Emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking, as well as reading and writing. The course also offers the student some acquaintance with German literature and culture.


    • GERM 311 - Advanced German
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteGERM 262 or equivalent
      FacultyYoungman

      Following a study of German phonology and the components of advanced German grammar, the course emphasizes spoken German, accompanied by written exercises.


    • GERM 312 - Advanced German
      Credits3
      PrerequisiteGERM 311
      FacultyPrager

      A continuing course of advanced German with emphasis on the written language through composition and a study of stylistics. Advanced conversational material is drawn from topics relevant to contemporary life in the German-speaking world.


  3. Four additional German-language or German-related courses including:
  4. a. at least two 300- or 400-level courses taught in German

    b. The remaining two courses can both be in German, OR one may be a German literature course taught in English (LIT 295) and the other may be an  approved cognate course (see list).