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2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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German Minor

Requirements for a Minor in German

Minors must take at least 21 credits of German beyond GER 201, including:


In addition to the above, minors must complete two elective courses at the 300 or 400 level, which may include additional courses in culture, linguistics and literature, or other elective courses.

Requirements for a Secondary Education Minor in German

Students minoring and planning for certification in German are required to complete at least 27 hours beyond the 200 level (GER 202), including:

Additional Requirements

  • All German Secondary Education minors must complete an approved study abroad program in a German-speaking country of a minimum of one semester in length. Students who cannot complete this requirement may work with a faculty advisor to complete one of several alternative programs, which may add additional credits. Students who have already spent considerable time abroad, especially in a German-language high school, may be exempt from the requirement. Please discuss your situation with an advisor as early in your program as possible.
  • German Secondary Education minors must achieve a rating of at least Advanced-low on an official Oral Proficiency Interview in order to receive an endorsement to teach German.

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