Jul 10, 2020  
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts 
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts

German Major

Requirements for the Major (34 Credits)


Heritage speakers and other advanced students whom the German program determines are fluent in German should substitute an upper-level elective in German Studies beyond GERM 310  in place of any course that they test out of.

II. Electives in German Studies (12 credits)

No more than 4 credits may be German Studies taught in English.

III. Elective in Another Discipline (4 credits)

In consultation with their major advisor, majors must take an additional 4 credits in a course that has a topic related to German Studies, including:

IV. Capstone (2 credits)

Normally taken in the senior year. Students enroll in 2 credits of GERM 400  while taking an upper-level German course such as GERM 320 , GERM 330 , GERM 340 , or GERM 350 . The capstone involves guided research that concludes with a substantial paper in German on a topic chosen in consultation with their major advisor.


It is strongly recommended that all German majors spend time in a German-speaking country. Students considering graduate study in German should take additional courses in areas such as history, literature, mythology, philosophy, linguistics, political science, and another language.