The German Studies Minor is intended to offer students a greater knowledge of the language and a deeper understanding of the thoughts and culture of the German-speaking countries, especially of the new Federal Republic of Germany, which has become a powerful political and economic force in the new Europe.
A student may complete a Minor in German Studies with six one-semester courses (18 credits) which must include at least one course in each of the following areas:
1. German at the level of GER 103 or higher
2. German literature in the original or in translation (i.e., CLT 140 Introduction to Literature/German emphasis, GER/CLT 251: Modern German Masterpieces)
3. German history (HIS 271, HIS 272) The remaining courses may be selected in other disciplines when the content deals substantively with German culture (i.e., PHI 365, PHI 325, THE 363, MUS 223, MUS 225).
The choice will depend on the student’s interest. Independent studies and consortium courses may be included. The minor must be planned with the departmental advisor.