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NOTE: The new MAGIS CORE will count GER 225 for the minor, starting in Fall 2015. Please talk to faculty about this.

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.

Declare your German minor right here.

(German Program Brochure - Fact Sheet, PDF)

Curricular Requirements

The Minor in German Studies is composed of 18 credit hours, beginning with GERMAN 225.  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:

GER 225

Intermediate German

3 credits

GER 303

German Literature and Civilization I

3 credits

GER 304

German Literature and Civilization II

3 credits

Group A: Literature and Film

GER 411

Introduction to German Literature 

3 credits

GER 527

German Literature of the 19th Century

3 credits

GER 529

Contemporary German Literature

3 credits

GER 572

Reading German Films

3 credits

Group B: Cultural Studies

GER 321

German for Business and Economics 

3 credits

GER 328

Studies in Contemporary German Culture

3 credits

GER 335

German Conversation

1 credit*

*this course may be repeated twice, for a maximum of 3 credits

GER 525

The New Berlin (travel course)

3 credits

GER 545

German "Novelle": 19th and 20th Centuries

3 credits

GER 568

The Multiplicity of German Culture

3 credits


Study Abroad
A minimum of 15 semester hours towards the minor must be Creighton courses.