Requirements for a Major in German Studies
A total of nine courses (36 credits) as follows:
- The German Studies major begins from the point of student’s German language course placement. No course below a student’s language course placement can be counted towards the German Studies major.
- Student must complete German 301, 302, and 486 (Capstone Project).
- Students must complete German 320 or 321.
- German 301 or 302 must be taken before any other 300-level course is attempted but may be taken concurrently with other 300-level courses.
- German 305 taken abroad may be substituted for either 301 or 302, but not both.
- Concentrations (choose one):
A: German Language, Literature, and Culture
Students may include one German Studies course taught in English (221, 240-248, or any course with a GRST elective attribute).
B: Interdisciplinary German
Students may include two German Studies courses taught in English (221, 240-248, or any course with a GRST elective attribute).
The focus of the “German Language, Literature, and Culture” concentration is the development of advanced language and cultural proficiency and an in-depth critical understanding of the German-speaking world. The focus of the “Interdisciplinary German” concentration is for students to develop upper-intermediate German language proficiency and a critical understanding of the German-speaking world from interdisciplinary perspectives.
Majors are strongly encouraged to participate in the exchange program with the University of Tübingen, the University of Landau, or with a departmentally approved ISEP program during their junior years; equivalent courses from there will be accepted as substitutes.
Recommended: A second foreign language; related courses in English, international studies, philosophy, and history.