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A German major requires you to complete the prerequisite language series (German 1101-1103 or equivalent), followed by 33 credit hours in the categories listed below.
No more than 15 transfer/EM units are allowed.

Advising office in Hagerty Hall 355     Tel. 292-8485

Examples of German Major scenarios

Prerequisites (12 units):

  • German 1101 German I or equivalent
  • German 1102 German II or equivalent
  • German 1103 German III or equivalent

Core Requirements (12 units):

  • German 2101 Texts and Contexts I: Contemporary German Language, Culture and Society
    (3 cr.; prerequisite German 1103 or equivalent; taught in German)
  • German 2102 Texts and Contexts II: 20th –Century German Language, History and Culture
    (3 cr.; prerequisite German 2101 or equivalent; taught in German)
  • German 3101 Texts and Contexts III: Historical Perspectives
    (3 cr.; prerequisite German 2102 or equivalent; taught in German)
  • German 2350 Introduction to German Studies
    (3 cr.; taught in English)

Advanced Requirements (15 units):
Prerequisite for all 3000-level topics courses is German 2102

1.       German 3200  Topics in German Literature, Art and Film
(3 cr.; taught in German)

2.       German 3300  Topics in German Culture Studies, Social and Intellectual History
(3 cr.; taught in German)

3.       German 360x   German Language and Linguistics
(3 cr.; taught in German) Choose one from this group:

a.      German 3600 Topics in German Language and Linguistics
b.      German 3602 German for the Professions I
c.      German 3603 Translation I

4+5. German 4xxx– Choose two from this group; one must be in German

a.       German 4x00  Senior Seminar in German (German) (3 cr.; prerequisite German 3101 and one further 3000-level course or permission of instructor, sr. standing; taught in German):

  • German 4200  German Literature, Art and Film
  • German 4300  German Culture Studies, Social and Intellectual History
  • German 4600  German Linguistics/Language
  • German 4602  German for the Professions II
  • German 4603  Translation II

b.      German 4x50  Senior Seminar in German Studies (English) (3 cr.; prerequisite jr. or sr. standing; taught in English):

  • German 4250  German Literature, Art and Film
  • German 4350  German Culture Studies, Social and Intellectual History
  • German 4650  German Language and Linguistics

Electives (6 units):
You may fulfill your 6 cr.-hour elective requirement by completing TWO of the following options. Only one of your selections may be a course taught in English (E). Courses with GE designation can be used to fulfill either the elective category or the GE category, but not both (for single majors only. Double and multiple majors, please consult with the Advisor).

  • An additional      3000-level course taught in German
  • An additional      4000-level course or seminar taught in German
  • One additional    4x50 seminar taught in English (E)
  • German 2193     Individual Studies
  • German 2194     Group Studies
  • German 2250     Berlin: Stories, Languages, and Ideas (E) (GE)
  • German 2251     German Literature and Popular Culture (E) (GE)
  • German 2252H  The Faust Theme (E) (GE)
  • German 2253     Magic, Murder and Mayhem (E) (GE)
  • German 2254    Grimms' Fairy Tales and their Afterlives  (E) (GE)
  • German 2352    Development of Contemporary Germany: Dresden Yesterday &Today (E) (GE)
  • German 2256     Fan Fiction: From Homer to Harry Potter  (E) (GE)
  • German 2367     German Literature and American Culture (E) (GE)
  • German 2451     Hollywood and Germany:  Exiles & Émigrés (E) (GE)
  • German 2798.02 Berlin, Then and Now: People, Places, and Experiences (E) (GE)
  • German 3102   News and Views: Conversations about Current Issues in the German-Speaking World (German)
  • German 3252     The Holocaust in Literature and Film (E) (GE)
  • German 3253     The German Experience in North America (E) (GE)
  • German 3254H   Representations and Memory of the Holocaust in Film  (E)  (GE)
  • German 3256     Coming to Terms with the Holocaust and War in Germany:                                         Vergangenheitsbewaeltigung  (E) (GE)
  • German 3351     Democracy, Fascism, and German Culture (E) (GE)
  • German 3353H    German Intellectual History: Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud  (E) (GE)
  • German 3451H    Religion in Modern German Literature and Philosophy (E) (GE)
  • German 3999H   Honors Undergraduate research project
  • German 4191      Internship in German
  • German 4252     Masterpieces of German Literature (E) (GE)
  • German 4670H   Cinema and the Historical Avant Garde (E)
  • German 4998     Undergraduate Research Projects
  • German 4998H   Honors Undergraduate Research Projects
  • German 4999     Undergraduate Research Thesis
  • German 4999H   Honors Undergraduate Research Thesis
  • German 5193     Individual Studies
  • German 5194     Group Studies
  • German 5797     Study at a Foreign Institute
  • German 5798     Study Tour