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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Majors in German must complete a total of 12 advanced courses (48 quarter hours), comprised of a common 8-course core and a 4-course concentration in “German Studies,” “German Language and Literature, or “Commercial German.” ​

Core Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
GER 201ADVANCED GERMAN I: COMING TO TERMS WITH THE PAST4
GER 202ADVANCED GERMAN II: READING THE FOREIGN/FOREIGN READING4
GER 203ADVANCED GERMAN III: THE UNCANNY AND THE SELF4
Select five 300-level GER courses20

Students who begin their study of German at DePaul with GER 202 or higher may substitute a 300-level German elective course for any of the required 200-level courses.  No English-language ("E-designation") courses can be applied toward any German language requirement of the major.

300-Level German Course Listings

Course Title Quarter Hours
GER 301
ORIGINS OF THE GERMAN LANGUAGE 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
WORD-SCRIPT-STAGE-WORLD: DAS THEATER
GER 305
COMPOSING REALITY: WRITING IN GERMAN
GER 306
THE NOVELLE
GER 307
FROM SOUND TO STRUCTURE: GERMAN POETRY
GER 308
GOETHE AND HIS ERA
GER 309
GERMAN CIVILIZATION I
GER 311
BREAKING NEWS IN THE GERMAN-SPEAKING WORLD
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 317
WOMEN WRITERS OF GERMAN EXPRESSION
GER 319
MULTICULTURAL GERMANY: LITERATURE, FILM AND ART
GER 320
ADVANCED COMMERCIAL GERMAN
GER 321
TRANSLATION
GER 329
MEISTERWERKE OF GERMAN CINEMA
GER 351
GERMAN PHONOLOGY AND PHONETICS
GER 395
FOREIGN LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
GER 397
SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERMAN
GER 398
STUDY ABROAD

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours. Majors in German should select these courses in consultation with the German Program Director and Modern Languages Staff Advisor. Students can use their open electives to pursue a double major or one or more minors.

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