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German Studies Minor

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Six courses are required for the German Studies minor.

Two Required Courses

  • German 301 Advanced German
  • German 302 Advanced German
    German 302 or equivalent proficiency is considered a prerequisite to all 300-level German courses.

One additional 300-level Courses

  • One 300-level courses taught in German (or the equivalent) is required.

Three German Studies Electives

  • Three German Studies courses.
    GER 201 and GER 202 Intermediate German can count toward this requirement.
  • Students who start in 101 or place into 201 may count one course in English as a German Studies Elective. Students who place into German 301 may count two courses taught in English as German Studies electives. Selected from the following list of courses: First-Year Seminars taught by faculty of the German Studies Department, GER 120 German Literature in Translation, GER 250 European Fairy Tales, GER /CIMS 231 German Film, Gender, and Culture Before the Nazis, GER/ CIMS 235 The Holocaust through Film, GER/ CIMS 259 Gaming, GER 260 Media Violence , GER 265/ IDS 264 Antisemitism and Jewish Responses, GER 273 The Real World, GER 275 Science + Fiction, GER 276 Fermentation and Intoxication, GER 277 German Eco-Fiction, GER 280 European Cinema, GER 285 European Jews, GER 351 The German-Jewish Experience, HIST 218 Modern Germany, PHIL 208 Kant and the 19th Century, Phil 366 Great Philosophers – Nietzsche


  • Minors are strongly encouraged, but not required, to study abroad in a German speaking country
  • May include up to two courses taken abroad for minor credit