German Minor

Program Requirements

Core

A total of 24 credits is required for the minor.
The elementary cycle (GER 101, 102) does not count toward the minor. Intermediate language proficiency starts the minor.
Topics courses may be repeated for credit with a different topic.

Choose 16 Credit(s). Core requirements are 16 credits. No variable credits unless consulted with the German program director and registration permission.

Topics will vary and course may be repeated for credit. Language topics include pronunciation and intonation, advanced grammar, etc. The focus is on advanced oral or written communication. Prereq: Two years of university level German or equivalent.

Prerequisites: Two years of university level German or equivalent.

Intensive practice in speaking and writing for students who have completed the intermediate sequence or equivalent. Prereq: completion of 202 or equivalent

Prerequisites: completion of GER 202 or equivalent.

Discussion and analysis of major themes and movements based on selected readings from representative authors from the German-speaking world. Prereq: completion of 202 or equivalent

Prerequisites: Completion of GER 202 or equivalent

Major cultural and historical aspects of German from ancient times to the present. Prereq: completion of 202 or equivalent

Prerequisites: Completion of GER 202 or equivalent

Electives

Choose 8 - 16 Credit(s).

This course offers an interdisciplinary introduction to the German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein); it will provide an overview of their geography, history, culture, society and current political situation in comparison to the U.S.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Diverse Cultures: Purple

A review of German structure and its application to reading, conversation, and composition. Prereq: GER 102 or equivalent

Prerequisites: GER 102 or equivalent

Goal Areas: GE-08

Prereq: GER 201 or equivalent

Prerequisites: GER 201 or equivalent

Goal Areas: GE-08

This course explores a wide range of cultural topics such as race, gender, human rights, social conflict, mythology, imaginary worlds, etc. Topics vary every semester and will be explored from a global perspective involving at least 4 cultures (e.g. Dakota, German, Francophone, Scandinavian, Hispanic, Lusophone, etc.). The course is taught in English through the lens of literary and cultural criticism with the focus on German studies, and exposes students to international and diverse points of view that prepare them to be global citizens.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Diverse Cultures: Purple

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Prerequisites: as appropriate for level of project

Study for credit must be approved by the department prior to departure. Prereq: Intermediate Sequence

Prerequisites: Intermediate Sequence

Intensive practice in speaking and writing German. Prereq: completion of at least one 300 level course in German.

Prerequisites: Completion of at least one 300 level course in German.

Topics vary and course may be repeated if a different topic/genre is the focus. Major writers from German speaking countries. Genres include novel, poetry, theatre, short story, etc. Prereq: completion of readings 302 or equivalent

Prerequisites: Completion of readings GER 302 or equivalent

The course deals with the complex cultural traditions and political histories of German-speaking countries in Central Europe, such as the metropolis Berlin, the Holocaust, minority voices. Topics vary and the course may be repeated if a different topic is the focus. Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: none

Topics may vary. Course may be repeated for credit. Discussion and analysis of German phonetics and syntax and historical linguistics, for example. Prereq: completion of at least one 300 level German course.

Prerequisites: Completion of a least one 300 level German course.

The course explores 20th and 21st century German film in historical, social, cultural contexts and events. Topics may be a survey, or concentration on Weimar Cinema, New German Cinema, East German Cinema, transnational cinema. Topics vary. Course may be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

An individual project by German majors or minors that demonstrates the ability to focus on a specific topic or question in-depth in the field of German culture and literature studies. Approval required by a designated advisor in the German program.

Prerequisites: GER 340, GER 341, GER 342, GER 343, GER 441. Student has to be admitted as a German major or minor and of senior standing.

Study for credit must be arranged by contract prior to departure. Prereq: Experience appropriate for level of credit.

Prerequisites: Experience appropriate for level of credit

Prereq: Experience appropriate to project.

Prerequisites: Experience appropriate to project

Prereq: As appropriate for level of project.

Prerequisites: As appropriate for level of project

This course explores a wide range of cultural topics such as race, gender, human rights, social conflict, mythology, imaginary worlds, etc. Topics vary every semester and will be explored from a global perspective involving at least 4 cultures (e.g. Dakota, German, Francophone, Scandinavian, Hispanic, Lusophone, etc.). The course is taught in English and exposes students to international and diverse points of view that prepare them to be global citizens.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06, GE-08

Diverse Cultures: Purple