Majors and Minor

Major in German

Concentration in Language and Literature

  • Successful completion of 10 courses (30 credit hours) beyond the three-semester language requirement.
  • These 10 courses must include successful completion of 20202, 30304 (formerly 30104), and 30305 (formerly 30204) and an additional 7 electives. 
  • Of these 10 courses, 4 must be numbered 20113 and above; 2 may be in English; 2 must be at the 40000-level.

Concentration in German Studies

  • Successful completion of 10 courses (30 credit hours) beyond the three-semester language requirement.
  • These 10 courses must include successful completion of 20202, 30304 (formerly 30104), and 30305 (formerly 30204) and an additional 7 electives. 
  • Of these 10 courses, 4 must be upper-division courses at the home institution; 3 must be in German and up to 4 may be in English; 2 must be at the 40000-level.

Supplementary Major in German

Concentration in Language and Literature

  • Successful completion of 8 courses (24 credit hours) beyond the three-semester language requirement.
  • These 8 courses must include successful completion of 20202, 30304 (formerly 30104), and 30305 (formerly 30204) and an additional 5 electives.
  • Of these 8 courses, 3 must be must be numbered 20113 and above; 2 may be in English; 1 must be at the 40000-level.

Concentration in German Studies

  • Successful completion of 8 courses (24 credit hours) beyond the three-semester language requirement.
  • These 8 courses must include successful completion of 20202, 30304 (formerly 30104), and 30305 (formerly 30204) and an additional 5 electives.
  • Of these 8 courses, 3 must be must be numbered 20113 and above; 2 must be in German and up to 3 may be in English; 1 must be at the 40000-level.

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Minor in German Language and Literature

  • Successful completion of 5 courses (15 credit hours) beyond the three-semester language requirement.
  • These 5 courses must include successful completion of 20202, 30304 (formerly 30104), and 30305 (formerly 30204) and an additional 2 electives. 
  • Of these 5 courses, 2 must be must be numbered 20113 and above; and 1 may be in English.

International Economics Major

The newly created undergraduate major in International Economics is a collaborative effort between the Department of Economics and the various departments of languages and literatures. Through the new major, the collaborating departments seek to blend two programs of study to ensure that students will achieve advanced linguistic and cultural competency in a foreign language as well as excellent preparation in economics.

German Requirements:

  • Completion of the language requirement plus the following:
  • GE 20202 Intermediate German II
  • GE 20113 German for the Business World
  • GE 30304 German Literary and Cultural Tradition (formerly 30104)
  • GE 30305 Contemporary Germany (formerly 30305)
  • 2 electives; one of which must be at the 4000-level; one of which may be taught in English

Economic Requirements: (Please consult the Dept. of Economics webpage for full and accurate details.)

  • Calculus A and B
  • Exploring International Economics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • Statistics
  • Econometrics

Two of the following:

  • International Economics
  • International Trade
  • International Money
  • Development Economics

Placement Exam

Any student with previous German experience MUST TAKE the placement exam before enrolling in a German course. Please note that this includes students who have taken an AP or SAT II exam.

More Questions?

If you have any questions about the German majors and minors, please contact Prof. Denise Della Rossa, the German Program Director of Undergraduate Studies.