German Studies (Minor)

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The German Studies minor offers a basic proficiency in the German language along with a more in-depth exploration of the cultural landscape and history of German-speaking nations.

Course Requirements​

  • Three quarters of college-level German language (at any level).
  • HST 222
  • Four additional courses associated with the German-speaking world, chosen in consultation with the German Program Advisor from the list of German Studies Allied Courses below. Please note that while this list of courses is extensive, it is not exhaustive. Other courses not listed here could also be included in the German Studies minor after approval by the German Program Director.

German Studies Allied Course List

Anthropology

Course Title Quarter Hours
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
CULTURES OF EUROPE
LANGUAGE, POWER AND IDENTITY
ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD MOVEMENTS AND PRACTICES
ANTHROPOLOGY AND MUSEUMS
HERITAGE DISPLAYS AND MUSEUMS

Art and Architecture, History of

Course Title Quarter Hours
NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART
ART FROM 1900-1945
THE EVOLVING MUSEUM: HISTORIES AND CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES

English

Course Title Quarter Hours
TOPICS IN LITERATURE

German

Course Title Quarter Hours
INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE I : FROM ORIGINS TO 1600
INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE II: FROM 1600-1850
INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN LITERATURE III: FROM 1850 TO PRESENT
GERMAN DRAMA
GERMAN PROSE
THE NOVELLE
GERMAN POETRY
GOETHE'S FAUST
GERMAN CIVILIZATION I
GERMAN CIVILIZATION II
GERMAN CIVILIZATION III
GERMAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
TURN OF THE CENTURY VIENNA
BERLIN AND THE GOLDEN TWENTIES
LITERATURE AFTER 1945 (EAST AND WEST)
LITERATURE OF THE WEIMAR YEARS
WOMEN WRITERS OF GERMAN EXPRESSION
MULTICULTURAL GERMANY: LITERATURE, FILM AND ART
ADVANCED COMMERCIAL GERMAN
TRANSLATION
THE GERMAN FILM
GERMAN PHONOLOGY AND PHONETICS
FOREIGN LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERMAN
STUDY ABROAD

History

Course Title Quarter Hours
THE VIKINGS: MEDIEVAL AMBASSADORS OF TERROR, TRADE AND MULTICULTURALISM
MODERN GERMANY, 1870-PRESENT
ORIGINS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1914 - 1941
AXIS AND ALLIES: THE SECOND WORLD WAR
MUSEUMS, MATERIAL CULTURE AND MEMORY: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY
FASCISM AND COUNTER REVOLUTION
TOPICS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY (Germany in the Twentieth Century)
THE HOLOCAUST

International Studies

Course Title Quarter Hours
READING MARX'S CAPITAL
THE EUROPEAN FINANCIALCRISIS
TOPICS IN EUROPEAN STUDIES
LANGUAGE AND THE POLITICS OF TERROR
TOPICS IN GLOBAL CULTURE
TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Philosophy

Course Title Quarter Hours
SYMBOLIC LOGIC I
SYMBOLIC LOGIC II
KANT & 19TH CENTURY PHILOSOPHY
PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
BASIC CONCEPTS OF PHENOMENOLOGY
GERMAN IDEALISM
HEGEL
MARX
SELECTED FIGURES AND TEXTS

Political Science

Course Title Quarter Hours
FOREIGN POLICIES OF WESTERN EUROPE
TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
EUROPEAN POLITICS
MODEL UN
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT
MARXISM
THE EUROPEAN UNION

Psychology

Course Title Quarter Hours
THEORIES OF LEARNING AND COGNITION

Religious Studies

Course Title Quarter Hours
JUDAISM IN HISTORY: FROM 1492 TO PRESENT
THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE
MODERN JUDAISM

Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse

Course Title Quarter Hours
LANGUAGE, SELF AND SOCIETY
LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS

Students majoring in German (BA) or minoring in German are restricted from earning this minor.