The German Studies Minor offers students the opportunity to explore the broad interdisciplinary field of German and German-speaking Europe. The Minor, which will complement students' areas of specialization, will allow them to attain proficiency in all language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). It will also give students an optimal framework for attaining a solid foundation of knowledge, experience, and skills that will help them understand the culture, literature, and history of the German-speaking countries. Moreover, the Minor will help students understand the transatlantic relationship and prepare them to approach productively the challenges facing our increasingly global world. The Minor not only develops students' analytic skills but also teaches them to recognize, negotiate, and appreciate cultural difference.
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The Minor in German Studies is composed of 18 credit hours, beginning with GERMAN 201. After a student has attained the proficiency of GERMAN 304, he/she must take at least 3 credits from each of Groups A and B.
All of the following or equivalent:
Intermediate German I
Intermediate German II
German Literature and Civilization I
German Literature and Civilization II
Group A: Literature and Film
Introduction to German Literature
German Literature of the 19th Century
Contemporary German Literature
Reading German Films
Group B: Cultural Studies
German for Business and Economics
Studies in Contemporary German Culture
*this course may be repeated twice, for a maximum of 3 credits
The New Berlin (travel course)
German "Novelle": 19th and 20th Centuries
The Multiplicity of German Culture
A minimum of 15 semester hours towards the minor must be Creighton courses.