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    The German Program

    Students have the opportunity to

    • develop skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing 
    • develop an awareness and appreciation of other cultures 
    • engage in cross-cultural comparisons 
    • make connections with other disciplines of study 
    • participate in multilingual communities abroad or in the U.S. 

    Requirements for German Minor (18 credits): A minor in German requires 6 courses beyond GE 203.

    Required Courses (12 credits): GE 305 Conversational German - 3 credits 
    GE 315 Advanced German Grammar and Composition - 3 credits
    Any 300 level course in literature - 3 credits 
    Any course in culture and civilization - 3 credits
    Elective: Any two courses from the 200 or 300 level - 3 credits

    Study abroad is essential to attain proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students, therefore, who wish to minor in German are strongly encouraged to study abroad. Courses must be taught in the target language, i.e., in German. A minimum of a 9-credit summer program or one semester of study in Germany would qualify. For students who are not able to study abroad, language study in an immersion setting may be substituted. All programs must be approved by the department chair.