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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 Spring 2022
  • 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, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch (GNSD) 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. GNSD 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
Special Application Requirements:
Students interested in the minor are strongly encouraged to confer with their major field advisor and director of graduate studies, and the Germanic Studies director of graduate studies regarding feasibility and requirements.
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.
Coursework applied to the minor must be taken on the A/F grade basis, with a minimum grade of C earned for each course. The minimum cumulative GPA for minor field coursework is 3.00.
Required Course (3 credits)
All students take the following course:
GSD 8001 - Approaches to Textual Analysis (3.0 cr)
Electives (6 to 12 credits)
Masterís students select at least 6 credits, and doctoral students select at least 12 credits from the following in consultation with the Germanic Studies director of graduate studies. GER 5011 cannot be applied toward the minorís credit requirements.
DTCH 5xxx
FIN 5xxx
GER 5xxx
GER 8xxx
SCAN 5xxx
SCAN 8xxx
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.
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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.