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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/admissions/update-major-form.html

Minor Requirements:

  • GER-G 203: Second Year German I (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 204: Second Year German II (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 300: Fifth Semester German (3 cr.) or GER-G 340 Schreiben und Sprechen (3 cr.)

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

Select from the following:

  • GER-G 331: Business German (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 Kultur 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 410: Language and Identity in Modern German Literature (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.)

Accelerated Second Degree: The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are waived for undergraduate students whose first major is outside the School of Liberal Arts and whose second major is a Bachelor of Arts degree from the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Students are only required to complete the courses in their major of choice in Liberal Arts. The IUPUI General Education Core or the Indiana transferable general education core must be successfully completed. Students must complete the degree outside Liberal Arts in order to have the Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies waived for degree completion. The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are only waived for students who actively pursue and complete another degree program outside of Liberal Arts.