What you need to major or minor:

German Language Major:
The Major in German Language requires nine courses beyond 153 to include one course from the sequence 210, 212 or 2147 (Vienna); 317; 399; and at least one course from the sequence 349, 381, 383, 385. German Language Majors must also complete the Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD) examination.

German Language Minor:
The minor in German requires five courses beyond 153, to include one course from the sequence 210, 212 or 2147 (Vienna); 317; at least one course from among the sequence 349, 381, 383, 385; and 2 elective courses, only one of which may be taught in English.

Summary of Required Courses

German Major Requirements
9 courses beyond 1531 of the following 3:
210, 212, 2147 (Vienna)

317 (grammar composition)

1 of the following Literature Survey Courses:
349 up to 1700
381 1750-1830
383 1815-1900
385 1880-present

399 Seminar (the capstone course—taught in German—for the German major)

Electives

5 Elective courses—no more than 2 courses that are taught in English may count toward the German major.

Suggested internal electives:
318 conversation
320, 321 Civilization and Culture
329, 330 Business German
331Weimar (English)
335 Film (English)
340 Masterworks in Translation (English)
345 Linguistics (English)

*Flow House Courses: Art & Architecture, Music, and History or any German Studies 390-5 course

Total: 9 courses, 27 hrs

German Minor Requirements
5 courses beyond 1531 of the following 3:
210, 212, 2147 (Vienna)

317

1 of the following Literature Survey Courses:
349 up to 1700
381 1750-1830
383 1815-1900
385 1880-present

 

Electives

2 Elective courses—no more than 1 course that is taught in English may count toward the German major.

318 conversation
320, 321 Civilization and Culture
329, 330 Business German
331Weimar (English)
335 Film (English)
340 Masterworks in Translation (English)
345 Linguistics (English)

*Flow House Courses: Art, Architecture, Music, and History or any German Studies 390-5 course

Total: 5 courses, 15 hrs

German Language Certification:
German majors and minors are required to take the Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD) examination in their last semester or senior year. Amore advanced examination, the Zentrale Mittelstufen Prüfung (ZMP), is optional. The Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf (ZDfB) is offered at the end of the GER 330.

Honors in German:
Highly qualified majors will be invited by the department to participate in the honors program in German. To be graduated with the designation “Honors in German,” students must complete a senior research project. For additional information, members of the departmental faculty should be consulted.

Study Abroad:
Students majoring and minoring in German are strongly encouraged to study abroad for at least one semester. All students majoring in German should strongly consider studying abroad for an entire semester. In order to help students study abroad, the department offers an in house scholarship, the Sanders Scholarship.

Sander Scholarship:
Students of German are invited to apply for the W. D. Sanders Scholarships and for programs of study at Freiburg, Berlin, and Vienna, administered by the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES).