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German Studies Minor

Foreign Languages & Literatures
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits in this minor: 12 to 32
The German Studies minor complements any liberal arts degree. German has been the language of a major world culture for centuries and is the traditional language of science, medicine, philosophy, and the arts. As global commerce and communication become the norm, German Studies provides a solid basis for careers in business, law, human services, and diplomacy. Taught in German, this program offers a solid foundation in the language.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Core (0-20 cr)
Students with previous language study may be exempt from some core requirements and should consult the department about placement.
GER 1101 - Beginning German I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
GER 1102 - Beginning German II [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
GER 1201 - Intermediate German I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
GER 1202 - Intermediate German II [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
GER 2301 - Advanced German [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
Electives (12 cr)
To enroll in these courses a student must have earned a grade of C or better in 2301, or be concurrently enrolled in 2301, or have instructor's consent. Select German courses beyond GER 2301. With adviser's consent, courses taken abroad may count toward the minor.
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GER 3xxx
· GER 4xxx
· FST 3040 - GER 3040, Culture of Germany (4.0 cr)
 
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GER 1101 - Beginning German I (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conversation and communicative course for students with little or no previous study of German. Emphasis on oral and aural skills; some grammar. Taught in German and English. prereq: Little or no prior formal study of this language, or instructor consent
GER 1102 - Beginning German II (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Conversation and communicative course for students with limited previous study of German. Emphasis on oral and aural skills; some grammar. Taught in German and English. prereq: 1-2 years high school german or 1101 or instructor consent
GER 1201 - Intermediate German I (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities speaking and understanding German, set within introduction to written German and survey of contemporary culture of German-speaking societies. Emphasis on oral, aural, and reading skills; vocabulary building; some writing. Taught in German. prereq: 3-4 years high school german or 1102 or instructor consent
GER 1202 - Intermediate German II (LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities speaking and understanding German, set within introduction to written German and survey of contemporary culture of German-speaking societies. Emphasis on oral, aural, and reading skills; vocabulary building; some writing. Taught in German. prereq: 4 years high school german or 1201 or instructor consent
GER 2301 - Advanced German (LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of German literacy within a culturally authentic contemporary context. Emphasis on practical writing and formal oral and aural communication skills; vocabulary building; enhancement of reading skills; review of key grammar. Taught in German. prereq: 5 years high school german or 1202 or instructor consent
FST 3040 - GER 3040, Culture of Germany
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02246 - FST 3040/GER 3040
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Taught on site in Germany. Study of German culture, both contemporary and past as it informs the present, on site in Germany. Conducted entirely in German, and all language skills will be inculcated and improved. Format will include seminar, discussions, field trips, and small group projects. prereq: GER 1202 or equivalent, admitted to an approved study abroad program, required consent from the International Education Office.