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Minor in German

German is spoken by one hundred million people in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxemburg and Liechtenstein. It is one of the principal languages of the European Union and an important language for the fields of philosophy, history and music, as well as for science, engineering and technology. Courses in German not only broaden students’ cultural horizons by giving them immediate access to a key region of central Europe, but also prepare students for a variety of careers in international business communication, translation, travel, education, and technology exchange.

The minor in German is for students whose interest is in the German language as a tool of communication. Its emphasis is on competence in the skills of reading, writing, and understanding spoken German, as well as on conversational proficiency in German. The minor can be beneficial to students in the natural and social sciences, business, engineering and technology, other languages, and interdisciplinary subjects.

A minor in German (GER) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school.
  • completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/updatemajor/

Minor Requirements:

  • GER-G 203: Second Year German I (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 204: Second Year German II (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 300: Third Year German I (3 cr.)~fall only

6 credit hours from courses at the 300- or 400- level taught in German

Select from the following:

  • GER-G 303: Deutsch: Mittelstufe I (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 304: Deutsch: Mittelstufe II (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 331: Business German I (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 333: German Translation Practice (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 340: Deutsch: Schreiben und Sprechen (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 355: Theater Spielen (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 365: Deutsche Kulture Heute (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 371: Der deutsche Film (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 401: Deutsche Kultur in Amerika (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 407: Knights, God , and the Devil (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 408: Love, Nature, and the Age of Romanticism (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 409: German Myths, Fairy Tales, and Social Transformation (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 409: Jahrhundert: Kultur and Literatur (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 410: Jahrhundert: Kultur and Literatur (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 423: The Craft of Translation (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 431: Advanced Business German (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 445: Oberstufe: Grammatik (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 465: Structure of German (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 490: Das deutsche Kolloquium (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 493: Internship in German (1-6 cr.)