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Twin Cities Campus

Germanic Studies Minor

German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch, 320 Folwell Hall, 9 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-2080; fax: 612-624-8297).
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 9
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 15
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The Germanic studies program in the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch (GSD) is distinguished for its interdisciplinary approach to the study of literature and culture. The program equips students to be creative scholars and skillful teachers through research and teaching programs covering the literature and culture of German-speaking and Nordic countries. Students work closely with faculty dedicated to scholarly innovation, teaching excellence, and interdisciplinary collaboration. GSD faculty represent all historical areas of specialization from the medieval to the contemporary periods.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
MA minors are required to take GSD 8001 - Approaches to Textual Analysis and two other courses, for at least 9 credits. PhD minors who have not completed GSD 8001 at the MA level must fulfill this requirement at the PhD level. In addition, PhD minors must complete at least four other courses for a total of at least 15 credits (usually five courses). Students may choose from selection of elective courses, with the exception of GER 5011.
Required Core
GSD 8001 - Approaches to Textual Analysis (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DTCH 5xxx
· FIN 5xxx
· GSD 5xxx
· GSD 8xxx
· GER 5xxx
· GER 8xxx
· SCAN 5xxx
· SCAN 8xxx
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DTCH 5xxx
· FIN 5xxx
· GSD 5xxx
· GSD 8xxx
· GER 5xxx
· GER 8xxx
· SCAN 5xxx
· SCAN 8xxx
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GSD 8001 - Approaches to Textual Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theoretical approaches to textual analysis that shape disciplinary discussions in Germanic studies.