This minor provides a linguistic foundation in the German language equivalent to the B1-B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and practical experience with different kinds of texts, films, and cultural issues important to speakers of German.

About this Program

Department Information

Home to 15 different language programs, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) offers training in languages and cultures from all corners of the globe. From Swahili to Italian, Russian to Vietnamese, LLC gives students the opportunity to become cross-cultural experts in an increasingly internationalized world.


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Students cannot transfer more than six credits toward the minor. No more than three credits can be Individual Work (GEW 4905).

One German course taught in English (GET prefix) can count toward the minor and can be taken concurrently with the basic language sequence.

Students must complete a minimum of six credits of coursework exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward the major(s) or other minors.

This minor requires the prior completion of the CLAS Foreign Language requirement. GER 1130 and GER 1131 satisfy that requirement.

Required Courses

GER courses (2000 or 3000 level) 19
GER, GEW, or GET courses (3000 or 4000 level)6
Total Credits15

Only six credits of intermediate GER 2000 level courses may count toward the minor. Students with either a heritage background or prior study in German might be eligible to place out of one or both intermediate courses (GER 2200 and GER 2240 and should meet with the undergraduate coordinator to arrange for placement assessment. Heritage or other learners who test out of Intermediate GER 2200 (3 credits) or GER 2240 (3 credits) must take upper-level German language courses instead.