The emphasis of the minor is on developing strong language skills: oral communication and the reading of texts. Students are introduced to important works of German literature and to the culture of German-speaking countries.
A German Studies minor can easily and effectively be combined with majors in other disciplines. It is especially valuable in combination with business, computer science, international studies, history, music, philosophy, or another language.
The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.
Total credits: 18
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|Select three courses from the following:||9|
|Conversation and Composition|
|German for the Business World|
|Translation of Texts|
|German Through the Arts|
|Advanced Grammar and Style|
|Select two courses from the following:||6|
|Culture and Civilization|
|Major Writers (Mason Core)|
|Survey of German Literature|
|Readings in Poetry (Topic Varies)|
|Readings in Narrative Prose|
|Readings in Drama|
|The Age of Goethe|
|The Literature of Romanticism|
|Modern Literature: 1880-1925|
|Modern Literature: 1925 to the Present|
|Select one course from the following: 1||3|
|Europe in Crisis: 1914-1948|
|History of Germany|
|Karl Marx's Social and Political Thought|
|Music History in Society II|
|Music History in Society A|
The courses listed may apply to the minor with prior written approval of the advisor.