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About the Major

The major in German Studies will provide students to achieve a command of German language that will enable them to read and understand unedited texts from German language media, literature and scholarship. This command will inform their work in other areas of study that treat of the history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, art and culture of the German-speaking peoples. 

Course Requirements: Students mst follow the course outline, described below:

  • 5 courses in the GR sequence (including GR301 and 302) and
  • 5 courses offered by at least two different academic departments. These courses must center on or emphasize the thought, art, history and achievements of people from German-speaking lands.

Candidates for the major must successfully complete an oral examination consisting of two parts:

  • students will summarize and discuss in German a reading selection given beforehand
  • students will discuss, in German and English as appropriate, the content of courses taken for the major

Study Abroad: Students are strongly encouraged to gain experience during their undergraduate years through study abroad, travel and internships. 

Freshman Year
Humanities I Humanities II
Freshman English 103 Freshman English 104
Science Science
German 101
German 102
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Sophomore Year
Humanities III Humanities IV
Philosophy/Theology Philosophy/Theology
German 201
German 202
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Junior Year
Philosophy/Theology Philosophy/Theology
German 301
German 302
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Senior Year
Philosophy/Theology Philosophy/Theology
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