Jan 20, 2021  
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2018/Spring 2019) 
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2018/Spring 2019) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

German Major

Requirements for the Major (34 Credits)


Heritage speakers and other advanced students whom the German program determines are fluent in German should substitute an upper-level elective in German Studies beyond GERM 310  in place of any course that they test out of.

II. Electives in German Studies (12 credits)

No more than 4 credits may be German Studies taught in English.

III. Elective in Another Discipline (4 credits)

In consultation with their major advisor, majors must take an additional 4 credits in a course that has a topic related to German Studies, including:

IV. Capstone (2 credits)

Normally taken in the senior year. Students enroll in 2 credits of GERM 400  while taking an upper-level German course such as GERM 320 , GERM 330 , GERM 340 , or GERM 350 . The capstone involves guided research that concludes with a substantial paper in German on a topic chosen in consultation with their major advisor.


It is strongly recommended that all German majors spend time in a German-speaking country. Students considering graduate study in German should take additional courses in areas such as history, literature, mythology, philosophy, linguistics, political science, and another language.