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Minor in German

Ranging from elementary German study through a Master's degree, programs in German offer students the opportunity for in-depth study of the language and culture of the German-speaking countries, as well as translation from German into English.
The Minor in German offers students in other majors the opportunity to deepen and broaden their knowledge of German and its literature and culture alongside their major. It requires 18 credits beyond the Elementary/Intermediate sequence. Students take required courses in German grammar, composition, conversation, literature, and civilization, and choose two upper-division electives.

Explore German Programs:

Programs Requirements and Roadmaps
Minor in German 2012 2011 2010 2009 or prior
Minor in German Studies 2012 2011 2010 2009 or prior
Minor in Business German 2012 2011 2010 2009 or prior
Bachelor of Arts in German Literature, Culture and Translation* 2012 2011 2010 2009 or prior
Bachelor of Science in German Translation 2012 2011 2010 2009 or prior
Master of Arts in German 2012 2011 2010 2009 or prior
Master of Arts in Translation (German to English) 2012 2011 2010 2009 or prior
* Teaching licensure candidates also complete a Minor in Education. 2012 2011 2010 2009 or prior

Resources for the Minor in German:

  • Table of Program Requirements
  • Course descriptions (effective spring 2012)
  • Faculty in German

Kaffeestunde (German Coffee Hour)

The department and the German faculty sponsor a German coffee hour (Kaffeestunde). Held weekly during regular semesters, Kaffeestunde is open to students of German at all levels, as well as friends of the German program. At least one faculty member and one graduate student will be present for chat and conversation practice. German goodies are frequently served.

Study Abroad

Through the University's Center for Global Education, students may participate in an exchange program with the Technical University of Dresden or the University of Leipzig.

Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.

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