Why study Germanic languages and literatures?

Translingual and transcultural competence will help students participate actively and productively in our increasingly global world.

Requirements for the Minor

The minor requires 18 hours in courses numbered 300 and above. The prerequisite is completion of the proficiency sequence in German (GERM 202 or equivalent).

German Minor Course Requirements

Required Courses

After completion of GERM 202: Intermediate German II, students must complete the following two courses:

GERM 301High Intermediate German I3
GERM 302High Intermediate German II3

Elective Courses

12 additional hours at the 300, 400, and 500 levels. GERM 315 and GERM 316 are strongly encouraged because they are prerequisites for courses above GERM 402 (except GERM 462).

With approval of the Undergraduate Advisor, one approved 3-credit course offered by another department or program and with significant content related to German-speaking Europe (300-500 level) may be counted toward the German minor. A 600-level course may be counted only with approval of the Undergraduate Advisor.

Minor Hours & GPA

While completing required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and grade point average minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the minor. 

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 18 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in all departmental courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all departmental courses in the field of study including Fs and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.