Departments & Programs

Germanic Studies

Major in Germanic Studies

The B.A. Major in Germanic Studies offers a full curriculum including German language, linguistics, literature, and culture, as well as courses in Dutch, Yiddish, and Norwegian. Faculty members teach at all levels; class sizes are moderate to small; and there are many opportunities for direct student-faculty contact.

Required Courses

Students must complete 30 credit hours in the major, including 26 credit hours of Germanic Studies courses at the 300–400 level. At least 20 credit hours must be in courses taught in German; a minimum of 12 of these 20 credit hours must be at the 400 level. Students are required to take two of the gateway courses: G332, G334, and E336. Courses with a GER-G prefix are offered in German, while courses with a GER-E prefix are offered in English. At least one of the gateway courses has to be completed before enrolling in any 400-level course other than G400.

Students must also complete the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.