Aug 16, 2022  
2020-2021 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2020/Spring 2021) 
2020-2021 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2020/Spring 2021) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

German Major

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Modifications Made to Curriculum: Fall 2020

Requirements for the Major (34 Credits)


Heritage speakers and other advanced students whom the German Studies 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.

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-language 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 Studies majors study abroad 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.

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