The emphasis of the minor is on developing strong language skills: oral communication and the reading of texts. Students are introduced to important works of German literature and to the culture of German-speaking countries.
A German Studies minor can easily and effectively be combined with majors in other disciplines. It is especially valuable in combination with business, computer science, international studies, history, music, philosophy, or another language.
Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor. Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits beyond GERM 250 Gateway to Advanced German (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of 2.00 in each course. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.
A maximum of two courses (6 credits) conducted in English can be applied to the minor.
Total credits: 18
Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.
|Select three courses from the following:||9|
|Conversation and Composition|
|German for the Business World|
|Translation of Texts|
|German Through the Arts|
|Advanced Grammar and Style|
Literature and Culture Courses
|Select two courses from the following:||6|
|Culture and Civilization|
|Major Writers (Mason Core)|
|Survey of German Literature|
|Readings in Poetry (Topic Varies)|
|Readings in Narrative Prose|
|Readings in Drama|
|The Age of Goethe|
|The Literature of Romanticism|
|Modern Literature: 1880-1925|
|Modern Literature: 1925 to the Present|
|Select one course from the following: 1||3|
|Europe in Crisis: 1914-1948|
|History of Germany|
|Karl Marx's Social and Political Thought|
|Music History in Society II|
|Music History in Society A|
The courses listed may apply to the minor with prior written approval of the advisor.