May 08, 2021  
Course Catalog 2020-2021 
Course Catalog 2020-2021

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, 3 must be at the 300-level or higher.

Course Requirements

German Department

  • 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


If a First Year Seminar is offered by the German Department, it may be counted toward the major.  Students are also encouraged to pursue double majors with other programs, such as Business/Management, International Relations or History.

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