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About the Program: 

Whether you are thinking about an international career or just yearn for a life of travel, a minor in German can prepare you for the world ahead, or signal to employers and graduate schools that you are ready for international opportunities. A minor involves taking six courses, as described below, and can augment your major program.

Minor Program Requirements (21 credit hours)

GER 101 Beginning German l (3 credits)
GER 102 Beginning German ll (3 credits)
GER 201 Intermediate German l (3 credits)
GER 202 Intermediate German II (3 credits)

Required for Minor
GER 301 German Conversation and Comp (3 credits)
GER 302 German Conversation and Comp (3 credits)

Students who begin with GER 101 must select one (1) course within the advanced study area.

Students who begin with GER 102 must select two (2) courses within the advanced study area.

Students who begin with GER 201 must select three (3) courses within the advanced study area.

Students who begin with GER 202 or higher must select four (4) or more courses from the advanced study area for a total of 21 credits.

Advanced Study Area
GER 337* Modern German Lit in Translation (3 credits)
GER 338 German Film and Related Literature in Translation (3 credits)
GER 339 Modern German Culture (3 credits)
GER 401 Twentieth Century German Literature (3 credits)
GER 450 Directed Readings I (3 credits)
GER 451 Directed Readings II (3 credits)
GER 495 Special Project (3 credits)
GER 497 Workshop (3 credits)

*GER 337 satisfies the General Education Requirement for Humanities.
*Courses in English translation must have the readings done in German, exams and papers must be written in German for credit towards minor.

Program Requirements: 

Total Required Credit Hour 21 cr
Required Courses (6-18 cr)*
GER 301 German Conversation and Composition
GER 302 German Conversation and Composition

GER 101 Beginning German I
GER 102 Beginning German II
GER 201 Intermediate German I
GER 202 Intermediate German II

Electives (3-15 cr)
Areas of Advanced Study

GER 337 Modern German Literature in Translation
GER 338 German Film and Related Literature in Translation
GER 339 Modern German Culture
GER 401 Twentieth Century German Literature
GER 450 Directed Readings I
GER 451 Directed Readings II
GER 495 Special Project
GER 497 Workshop

*Students who begin with GER 101 must select one (1) course within the advanced study area. Students who begin with GER 102 must select two (2) courses within the advanced study area. Students who begin with GER 201 must select three (3) courses within the advanced study area. Students who begin with GER 202 or higher must select four (4) or more courses from the advanced study area for a total of 21 credits.

**Courses in English translation must have the readings done in German, exams and papers must be written in German for credit towards minor.

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