German Studies Minor

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC)

Program Director: Josh Alvizu, Ph.D. 

This minor will provide students with an in-depth understanding of German language and literature as a source of culture. Building on these essentials, students can concentrate on language, literature, culture, or a combination of these fields. This will be accomplished by taking 5 courses beyond GERS203 or its equivalent. Students will determine, in close consultation with the German undergraduate advisor, how to constitute their own concentration.

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15 credits - 5 courses beyond GERS203 or its equivalent     

  • Courses taught in German beyond GERS203 or its equivalent
  • 3 of these 5 courses (9 hours) must be 3xx or 4xx level: one language, one literature, and one culture
  • Prerequisites: GERS103 and GERS203 are required, or their equivalents as determined through departmental advising
  • All courses must be passed with a grade of "C-" or higher.
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.