Beginning in Fall 2015, the major in German can be completed through any of three concentrations:

  • Literature and Culture
  • Multidisciplinary German Studies
  • German for Secondary Teaching

Each concentration builds upon a core of seven foundation courses (18 sem.hrs.) in language and literature, including Modern German Short Story, Writing and Research workshops in German Studies, and German-English Translation Workshop.

Goals of the German program

  • A German major will provide a competitive professional advantage
  • Students will achieve a high level of linguistic proficiency
  • Students will learn critical thinking and aesthetic interpretation
  • Students will experience professional-level use of German
  • Students will develop a broad knowledge of contemporary Germany and the European context    

As a student of German, your experience will include Intensive German language study Structured writing in German throughout All courses in German Multiple options for Study Abroad.

A major in German / German Studies is Multi-disciplinary

  • Core: German language, literature and culture
  • Electives:  History Political Science Philosophy Theater Arts Theology German Culture

You will develop critical reasoning throughout the program, as well as

  • Strong skills of interpretation
  • Research skills in German studies
  • Transferable skills for engaging critical contemporary issues

Beginning Fall 2015, the core is made up of these required courses:

  • GRMN 3000 Introduction to German Studies***
  • 3001 German composition and conversation*
  • 3500 Modern German Short Story**
  • 3510 Thematic Survey of German Literature
    or GRMN 3520 Individual Genres
    or GRMN 3530 Individual authors*
  • GRMN 4963 German Studies Writing Workshop and
  • GRMN 4962 German Studies Research Workshop
    Each workshop is 1-2 sem. hours; total 3 sem. hrs. required
  • 4961 Workshop in German to English Translation***

All students majoring in German (regardless of concentration) who elect to follow the 2015 Bulletin must complete these requirements.

Concentration in Literature and Culture Requirements: Four additional GRMN courses (these may include both GRMN 3200 and GRMN 3210)
Total 12 credit hours


Concentration in Multidisciplinary German Studies Requirements: Four additional courses chosen from approved courses in HIST, PHIL, POSC, THEO, GRMN and THAR
Total 12 credit hours


Concentration in German for Secondary Teaching Requirements: Same as Literature and Culture plus: Intermediate-High Oral Proficiency Interview, FOLA 4000 Teaching World Languages and Culture, Intensive Immersion experience, and other requirements as listed in the University Bulletin.




Dr. Michael Koch
Dr. John Pustejovsky



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