German Studies Major Checklist
Students majoring in German Studies complete 19 credit hours of required courses beyond the prerequisites and 16 credit hours of electives.
- Prerequisite Course: GRMN 2001 (Second Year German 1)
Required Courses for a German Major (19 credit hours)
- Second Year German 2: GRMN 2002 - 5 credits
- Introduction to German Studies 1 and 2: GRMN 3001-3002 - 6 credits
- Seminar in German Studies 1 and 2: GRMN 4001-4002* - 6 credits
- Independent Studies with German Faculty: GRMN 5004** - 2 credits
* GRMN 4002 is the Senior Capstone course
**Connected with an elective
Elective Courses for a German Major (16 credit hours)
We strongly recommend that students majoring in German spend some time in a German-speaking country: UC Study Abroad in Berlin-GRMN 2063 ( 5 credits) or USAC Lüneburg (Courses and credits vary) or Bowling Green State Salzburg Program (Courses and credits vary) or another program.
A German major is expected to take English-language electives in German culture and related areas. Courses taught by German program faculty can be accompanied by a 1-credit Independent Study (GRMN 5004) which will provide German-language support for each elective.
- Exploring Languages / Intercultural Competence: GRMN 1000 - 3 credits
- Introduction to European Studies: EUST 1001 - 3 credits
- The German-American Experience 1: GRMN 1041 - 3 credits
- Survey of German Culture 1: GRMN 1081 - 3 credits
- Survey of German Culture 2: GRMN 1082 - 3 credits
- Topics in German Conversation***: GRMN 2003 - 1 credit
- German Folklore 1: Fairy Tales: GRMN 2041 - 3 credits
- The European Vampire: GRMN 2043 - 3 credits
- Nazi(s in) Cinema: GRMN 2053 - 3 credits
- Literature of the Holocaust: GRMN 2056 - 3 credits
- Service Learning in German: GRMN 2090 - 3 credits
- Animals in German Literature: GRMN 3061 - 3 credits
***May be taken up to 3 times
Elective equivalents across the Humanities and Social Sciences, especially courses in Film Studies, History, Geography, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, Judaic Studies, English, Political Science, and others will be considered.