Aug 11, 2020  
Course Catalog 2019-2020 
Course Catalog 2019-2020

German Studies Major

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In this major students pursue interdisciplinary studies in a number of fields that relate directly to German; it does not require as much proficiency in the language as does our German major. Students construct their own program of 10 courses: six within the German Department and, with departmental approval, four in other disciplines. 

Major requirements

The major in German Studies consists of a minimum of 10 credits.  Of these, 4 must be at the 300-level or higher.

Course Requirements

German Department

  • Four courses at any level
  • At least two courses at the 300-level
  • Senior Seminar GER 401  

Any Department

  • Up to Four courses from other Departments, selected in consultation with German Department advisor


Students are strongly encouraged to go abroad on our Wheaton-in-Germany Program at the University of Regensburg.  If a First Year Seminar is offered by the German Department, it may be counted toward the major.  The students are also encouraged to pursue double majors with other programs, such as International Relations or History.

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