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German Minor

The German minor requires 15 hours of coursework (5 courses). It is designed to allow students to achieve a significant level of proficiency in German and insight into German culture as a secondary area of concentration in addition to their major. Courses used to satisfy Core Areas I-V or requirements for the student's major may not be used simultaneously to satisfy requirements for the minor.


Two required courses (6 hours):

  • GRMN 2002 Intermediate German II or GRMN 2140H Intermediate German (Honors, accelerated)
  • GRMN 3010 Language: Culture and Society I or GRMN 3015 Language: Engineering and Science

Plus three 3000/4000-level GRMN electives (9 hours)

The GRMN elective courses may include no more than one GRMN course taught in English translation (courses taught in English are those with no GRMN prerequisites). In addition, GRMN 3500 German for Reading Knowledge may not be counted as an elective for the German minor; this course is intended for students with no previous study of German (primarily for graduate students to fulfill a research skills requirement).

Students who place higher than GRMN 2002 or GRMN 3010/3015 upon admission to the university must complete a total of 15 hours of upper-division GRMN coursework for the minor.

Special Requirements

All courses used to satisfy the minor requirements must be passed with a grade of C or better.

At least 9 of the 15 semester hours required for the minor must be earned in residence. Students may receive resident credit for University-sponsored study abroad programs for which course registration and fee payment are effected through the University. Students participating in other study abroad programs must petition to transfer credits.

For more information or for questions regarding specific requirements, please contact Dr. Brigitte Rossbacher.

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