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German Minor

German, Scandinavian, & Dutch
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 16 to 36
The minor in German includes the study of the spoken language, as well as the literature, philology, and culture of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Beginning and Intermediate German
These courses, or equivalent, must be taken in sequential order. In select cases, students with advanced proficiency may be exempt from taking some or all of these courses. See the departmental adviser for more information. Students who place above GER 1001 may take GER 1022 in place of GER 1001 and 1002.
Take 0 - 4 course(s) totaling 0 - 20 credit(s) from the following:
· GER 1001 - Beginning German (5.0 cr)
· GER 1002 - Beginning German (5.0 cr)
· GER 1022 - Beginning German Review (5.0 cr)
· GER 1003 - Intermediate German (5.0 cr)
· GER 1004 - Intermediate German (5.0 cr)
Minor Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of German. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
The minor consists of a minimum of 16 credits in 3xxx and 5xxx courses with no more than one course being a directed or independent study. Courses that are taught in English may be used for the minor if substantial work is done in German, as directed by the instructor of the courses or by the director of undergraduate studies. All courses 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 at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus. Students with a German, Scandinavian, Dutch major may elect a minor in German, but no courses may count for both the major and the minor. The program must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies.
Minor Core
Take exactly 2 course(s) totaling exactly 7 credit(s) from the following:
· GER 3011W - Conversation and Composition [WI] (4.0 cr)
· GER 3104W - Reading and Analysis of German Literature [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GER 3xxx
· GER 5xxx
 
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GER 1001 - Beginning German
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01184 - Ger 1001/Ger 4001
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]
Course Equivalencies: 01185 - Ger 1002/Ger 4002
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 1022 - Beginning German Review
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intended for students with previous experience in German, primarily those who have studied German in high school or at community colleges, or who are transfer students. Intensive review of all four language modalities (listening, reading, speaking, writing), with a proficiency emphasis to prepare for German 1003. prereq: Placement above 1001
GER 1003 - Intermediate German
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01186 - Ger 1003/Ger 4003
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
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 & Summer
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 3104W - Reading and Analysis of German Literature (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to literary analysis. Readings from drama, prose, and lyric poetry, from 18th century to present. prereq: 3011