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Austrian and Central European Studies Minor

German, Scandinavian, & Dutch
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 16
  • This program requires summer terms.
The minor allows students to focus a group of electives on the study of Austrian and Central European culture, history, and society. Courses address specific social and political circumstances, cultural traditions, and shared history of Austria and the other countries of Central Europe. The minor is supported by the Center for Austrian Studies; student exchange programs with universities in Vienna, Salzburg, and Graz; and visiting Austrian scholars sponsored by the Austrian-American Education Commission.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
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Required prerequisites
Beginning and Intermediate German
GER 1001 - Beginning German (5.0 cr)
GER 1002 - Beginning German (5.0 cr)
GER 1003 - Intermediate German (5.0 cr)
GER 1004 - Intermediate German (5.0 cr)
Minor Requirements
Students are required to take 4 semester(s) of German.
The minor consists of a minimum of 16 credits in 3xxx, 4xxx, and 5xxx courses with no more than one being a directed or independent study course. All courses in the minor must be taken A-F and must be completed with a grade of C- or better. At least one course must be taken in the German program of the University of Minnesota. Students majoring in German studies may elect an ACES minor, but no courses may count for both the German studies major and the Austrian studies minor. Therefore, students majoring in German studies must take one additional course to substitute for GER 3011W, which is a core requirement for both the German studies major and Austrian studies minor. The minor program must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies.
Minor Courses
GER 3011W - Conversation and Composition [WI] (4.0 cr)
GER 3520 - Topics in Austrian and Central European Culture (3.0 cr)
Two courses in the art, culture, or literature of Austria and Central Europe.
One course in the history, politics, and society of Austria and Central Europe.
 
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GER 1001 - Beginning German
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Emphasis on working toward novice-intermediate low proficiency in all four language modalities (listening, reading, speaking, writing). Topics include everyday subjects (shopping, directions, family, food, housing, etc.).
GER 1002 - Beginning German
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Listening, reading, speaking, writing. Emphasizes proficiency. Topics include free-time activities, careers, and culture of German-speaking areas. prereq: 1001
GER 1003 - Intermediate German
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Listening, reading, speaking, writing. Contextualized grammar/vocabulary. Authentic readings. Essay assignments. prereq: 1002 or Entrance Proficiency Test
GER 1004 - Intermediate German
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Listening, reading, speaking, writing. Contextualized grammar/vocabulary. Authentic readings. Essay assignments. prereq: 1003 or completion of Entrance Proficiency Test at 1004 level
GER 3011W - Conversation and Composition (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Achieving proficiency in professional or academic German. Refinement of oral/written expression. Review of important communicative modes of language. Wide range of topics to develop advanced level of proficiency. prereq: 1004
GER 3520 - Topics in Austrian and Central European Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Culture, politics, and economy in Austria and Central Europe. Comparative analysis of cultural/political developments. Topics vary. prereq: 3011