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German Studies (Minor)

The German Studies minor offers a basic proficiency in the German language along with a more in-depth exploration of the cultural landscape and history of German-speaking nations.

Course Requirements​

  • Three quarters of college-level German language (at any level).
  • HST 222
  • Four additional courses associated with the German-speaking world, chosen in consultation with the German Program Advisor from the list of German Studies Allied Courses below. Please note that while this list of courses is extensive, it is not exhaustive. Other courses not listed here could also be included in the German Studies minor after approval by the German Program Director.

German Studies Allied Course List

Anthropology

Course Title Quarter Hours
ANT 106
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
ANT 220
CULTURES OF EUROPE
ANT 317
LANGUAGE, POWER AND IDENTITY
ANT 342
ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD MOVEMENTS AND PRACTICES
ANT 374
ANTHROPOLOGY AND MUSEUMS
ANT 382
HERITAGE DISPLAYS AND MUSEUMS

Art and Architecture, History of

Course Title Quarter Hours
HAA 236
NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART
HAA 240
ART FROM 1900-1945
HAA 391
THE EVOLVING MUSEUM: HISTORIES AND CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES

English

Course Title Quarter Hours
ENG 379
TOPICS IN LITERATURE

German

Course Title Quarter Hours
GER 301
INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE I : FROM ORIGINS TO 1600
GER 302
INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE II: FROM 1600-1850
GER 303
INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE III: FROM 1850 TO PRESENT
GER 304
GERMAN DRAMA
GER 305
GERMAN PROSE
GER 306
THE NOVELLE
GER 307
GERMAN POETRY
GER 308
GOETHE'S FAUST
GER 309
GERMAN CIVILIZATION I
GER 310
GERMAN CIVILIZATION II
GER 311
GERMAN CIVILIZATION III
GER 312
GERMAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
GER 313
TURN OF THE CENTURY VIENNA
GER 314
BERLIN AND THE GOLDEN TWENTIES
GER 315
LITERATURE AFTER 1945 (EAST AND WEST)
GER 316
LITERATURE OF THE WEIMAR YEARS
GER 317
WOMEN WRITERS OF GERMAN EXPRESSION
GER 319
MULTICULTURAL GERMANY: LITERATURE, FILM AND ART
GER 320
ADVANCED COMMERCIAL GERMAN
GER 321
TRANSLATION
GER 329
THE GERMAN FILM
GER 351
GERMAN PHONOLOGY AND PHONETICS
GER 395
FOREIGN LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
GER 397
SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERMAN
GER 398
STUDY ABROAD

History

Course Title Quarter Hours
HST 217
THE VIKINGS: MEDIEVAL AMBASSADORS OF TERROR, TRADE AND MULTICULTURALISM
HST 222
MODERN GERMANY, 1870-PRESENT
HST 250
ORIGINS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1914 - 1941
HST 256
AXIS AND ALLIES: THE SECOND WORLD WAR
HST 269
MUSEUMS, MATERIAL CULTURE AND MEMORY: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY
HST 272
FASCISM AND COUNTER REVOLUTION
HST 330
TOPICS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY (Germany in the Twentieth Century)
HST 349
THE HOLOCAUST

International Studies

Course Title Quarter Hours
INT 317
READING MARX'S CAPITAL
INT 322
THE EUROPEAN FINANCIALCRISIS
INT 340
TOPICS IN EUROPEAN STUDIES
INT 362
LANGUAGE AND THE POLITICS OF TERROR
INT 368
TOPICS IN GLOBAL CULTURE
INT 374
TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Philosophy

Course Title Quarter Hours
PHL 282
SYMBOLIC LOGIC I
PHL 283
SYMBOLIC LOGIC II
PHL 296
KANT & 19TH CENTURY PHILOSOPHY
PHL 322
PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
PHL 325
BASIC CONCEPTS OF PHENOMENOLOGY
PHL 368
GERMAN IDEALISM
PHL 370
HEGEL
PHL 372
MARX
PHL 380
SELECTED FIGURES AND TEXTS

Political Science

Course Title Quarter Hours
PSC 245
FOREIGN POLICIES OF WESTERN EUROPE
PSC 249
TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
PSC 250
EUROPEAN POLITICS
PSC 281
MODEL UN
PSC 331
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT
PSC 333
MARXISM
PSC 340
THE EUROPEAN UNION

Psychology

Course Title Quarter Hours
PSY 360
THEORIES OF LEARNING AND COGNITION

Religious Studies

Course Title Quarter Hours
REL 108
JUDAISM IN HISTORY: FROM 1492 TO PRESENT
REL 109
THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE
REL 268
MODERN JUDAISM

Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse

Course Title Quarter Hours
WRD 264
LANGUAGE, SELF AND SOCIETY
WRD 330
LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS

Students majoring in German (BA) or minoring in German are restricted from earning this minor.

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