Requirements

Additional information can be found on the academic catalog website.

German Major Requirements

Students are encouraged to declare their intent to major or minor in German in their sophomore year and to make an advising appointment with the director of undergraduate studies to discuss their academic plans, including options for a study abroad semester or year. Students must complete a minimum of 27 credit hours in German beyond AS.210.262 Intermediate German II, and should receive no more than six credits for courses in translation.

  • AS.210.361 Advanced German I: Cultural Topics of the Modern German-speaking World
  • AS.210.362 Advanced German II: Contemporary Issues in the German Speaking World
  • 12 credits in German literature, culture, and thought (course number prefix 213)
  • 9 credits of additional German courses

German Honors Program

The German section offers an honors program for highly qualified undergraduates. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 to qualify for the program. Students will work on a project in German literature and thought under the guidance of a faculty adviser. The program is completed by a senior essay more comprehensive in scope than a seminar paper. Students interested in the honors program should meet with the director of undergraduate studies no later than the spring semester of their junior year to discuss the requirements and outline the research project to be conducted the following year.

German BA/MA Program

Highly qualified students have the option to complete a combined degree in five years. To receive the BA/MA degree, the student must complete advanced courses in German literature and pass the departmental written and oral master’s examinations. Students interested in this option should make an appointment with the director of undergraduate studies no later than the spring of their junior year.

German Minor

To minor in German, students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in German beyond Elementary German (210.161-162) and Intermediate German (210.261-262).

  • AS.210.361 Advanced German I: Cultural Topics of the Modern German-speaking World
  • AS.210.362 Advanced German II: Contemporary Issues in the German Speaking World
  • 3 credits in German literature, culture, and thought (course number prefix 213)
  • 9 credits of additional German courses

International Studies and German Double Major: Germany in a Globalized World

Germany in a Globalized World is offered in collaboration with the Program in International Studies. It allows International studies majors to concentrate in German language, literature, and culture with a special emphasis on (trans)cultural analysis and critical thought. Students who declare either the track or the focus area will receive a double major in international studies and German, or a major in international studies and a minor in German.