Majors, Minors, and Requirements

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GERMAN

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN GERMAN STUDIES:

A total of nine courses (36 credits) above 201 as follows:

  1. German 301 and 302. Must be taken before any other 300-level course is attempted but may be taken concurrently with others. German 305 taken abroad may be substituted for one of these.
  2. German 320 and 321 (each must be taken in conjunction with one credit of 311.)
  3. Two of the following: German 340-348 (Students who wish to count these toward the German major will do portions of the work in German.)
  4. German 409 (topics vary.)
  5. German 202 may be applied to the major unless a student places into a higher level course in the curriculum.
  6. One of the following courses may be applied to the major: German 240-248. (Students who wish to count these toward the German major will do portions of the work in German.)
  7. German 486 (Senior Paper). Required for majors.

Majors are strongly encouraged to participate in the exchange program with the University of Tübingen 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.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN GERMAN STUDIES:

A total of five courses (20 credits) above 201 as follows:

  1. German 301 and 302. Must be taken before any other 300-level course is attempted but may be taken concurrently with others. German 305 taken abroad may be substituted for one of these.
  2. At least one of the following: German 320-321 (each must be taken in conjunction with one credit of 311.)
  3. At least one course numbered 340 or higher.
  4. German 202 may be applied to the minor unless a student places into a higher level course in the curriculum.

Minors are also strongly encouraged to spend at least a semester at the University of Tübingen or with a departmentally approved ISEP program; equivalent courses from there will be accepted as substitutes.

HONORS IN GERMAN

A minimum of 40 credits above German 201; a research paper on a specific literary, linguistic, or cultural topic; demonstrated proficiency in spoken and written German.