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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 COMMUNICATION I4
GER 202ADVANCED COMMUNICATION II4
GER 203ADVANCED COMMUNICATION III4
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.

300-Level German Course Listings

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

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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