The German Minor program includes German language study based on a communicative approach emphasizing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as cultural studies. The German language is taught as a key component of intercultural competence. Students gain an understanding of modern German-speaking society and German cultural heritage through interaction with native speakers, exposure to German songs, and discussion of film and literature.
Students must achieve the following program requirements for all courses listed under Program Requirements and Program Required Courses for the German Minor.
Minor Credits: 20
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Required Courses
Minimum of 20 credits beyond GMN 1111 Beginning German Language and Culture I, including:
|GMN 1112||Beginning German Language and Culture II||4|
|GMN 2201||Intermediate German I||4|
|GMN 2202||Intermediate German II||4|
|Literature in Translation|
|Topics (Frontiers in Sustainability)|
|Topics in German Civilization and Culture (German Conversation Through Film)|
|Issues in Mod European History|
A course may be substituted in partial fulfillment of the German minor with the prior approval of the program director.
The core curriculum of the German minor has a special focus on sustainability issues; GMN 2202 Intermediate German II may be considered as an elective for the Sustainability Studies Major. A faculty-led education abroad program in May-- Frontiers in Sustainability--examines sustainable systems in Germany.