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MLL German

Students who intend to major in German or German Studies, or minor in German should prepare their schedules in consultation with a German faculty adviser. To declare the major or the minor and be assigned an adviser, please contact the Department Associate Chair in your college.


Majors in German language and literature will take a minimum of 10 courses numbered 1501 (Intermediate German I) and higher. These ten courses normally include German Language and Literature (GERM 2001) and Approaches to Literature (GERM 2500), and six courses (or more, depending on initial placement) chosen in consultation with the German adviser. Students who place out of any of the following, GERM 1501, 1502 and/or 2001, will replace them with upper-level courses.

Study Abroad Policy
A maximum of three courses taken abroad for one semester and a maximum of four courses taken abroad for one year may apply toward the German major.

Note: Students who opt to apply study abroad credits toward their major must have these courses approved by their German faculty adviser prior to their going abroad.

The Major in German Studies
The German studies major is an individualized interdisciplinary major consisting of 10 courses numbered 1501 (Intermediate German I) and higher. All German studies major courses are to be selected in consultation with the German adviser, and will normally include German Language and Literature (GERM 2001) and Approaches to Literature (GERM 2500). Students who place out of any of the following, GERM 1501, 1502 and/or 2001, will replace them with upper-level courses. Up to three related courses may be taken outside the department, but must be approved in advance by the German adviser.

Study Abroad Policy
A maximum of two courses taken abroad for one semester and a maximum of three courses taken abroad for one year may apply toward the German studies major.

Note: Students who opt to apply study abroad credits toward their major must have these courses approved by their German faculty adviser prior to their going abroad.