Two areas of concentration in German are available to students: the German Minor and the German Major/Double Major. For further details and scholarship opportunities, please contact the German faculty.
Minor in German
Requirements for the German Minor are: six courses beginning at the intermediate level GRM 201 or a higher. These courses are chosen in consultation with the German advisor. For further details and scholarship opportunities, please contact the German faculty.
Major in German
Requirements for the German Major or the Double Major are: two language courses (GRM 201-202 or higher) and eight approved courses in the language of the major at the 300 or 400 level. The German Major and the German Double Major have become popular in combination with either a Minor or another Major in the Arts, in the Sciences, or in Business. They offer a variety of international career opportunities. All courses for the German Minor and Major/Double Major concentrate on German culture, literature, film, and business. All courses are offered in German. The approval of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages is needed both for the Minor and the Major/Double Major. For further details and scholarship opportunities, please contact the German faculty.
Honors in German
Two semesters of independent study (GRM 493-494) with an honors section designation, during which the student will complete a senior thesis on an appropriate topic under the supervision of a German faculty advisor. The senior thesis requires an oral presentation of the research that will ordinarily take place at the end of the spring semester.
German Honor Society
The department has an active chapter of Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society. Yearly initiation takes place in the spring semester. Qualified students are encouraged to apply. Please contact the German faculty with questions or to express you interest.
Students of German are strongly encouraged to participate in a study abroad program for one year, one semester or a summer in a German-speaking country either within an academic program or as an intern in a German company or other organization.