What you need to major or minor:

German Studies Major:
The major in German studies requires nine courses beyond 153 to include one course from the sequence 210, 212 or 2147 (Vienna); two courses from the sequence 331,335,340, 345; one course from the sequence 390-5; and five electives, two of which must be from external departments (Music, History, Religion, Politics, Philosophy).

German Studies Minor:
The minor in German Studies requires five courses beyond 153 to include one course from the sequence 210, 212 or 2147 (Vienna); one course from the sequence 331, 335, 340 or 345; one course from the sequence 390-395; and two elective courses, one of which must be from external departments (Music, History, Religion, Politics, Philosophy)

Summary of Required Courses

German Studies Major Requirements 
9 courses beyond 153 1 of the following 3:
210, 212, 2147 (Vienna)

2 of the following 4:
331 Weimar
335 Film
340 Masterworks in Translation
345 Linguistics

1 capstone course from the following 6 options:
390 German Women Writers
391 German / Austrian Music
392 Passion Play
393 Luther
394 German Myths
395 Special Topics

Electives

5 Elective courses, 2 of which must be from external departments: Music, History, Religion, Politics, and Philosophy

Suggested internal electives:
317 Grammar
318 Conversation
320, 321 Civilization and Culture
329, 330 Business German Series
399 Seminar (in German)

*Flow House Courses: Art, Architecture, Music, and History

Total: 9 courses, 27 hrs.

 

German Studies Minor Requirements 
5 courses beyond 153

1 of the following 3:
210, 212, 2147 (Vienna)

1 of the following 4:
331 Weimar
335 Film
340 Masterworks in Translation
345 Linguistics

1 capstone course from the following 5 options:
390 German Women Writers
391 German / Austrian Music
392 Passion Play
393 Luther
394 German Myths
395 Special Topics

Electives

2 Elective courses, 1 of which must be from external departments: Music, History, Religion, Politics

Suggested internal electives:
317 Grammar
318 Conversation
320, 321 Civilization and Culture
329, 330 Business German Series
399 Seminar (in German)

*Flow House Courses: Art, Architecture, Music, and History

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).