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German Studies

Broader in scope than the traditional minor which emphasizes linguistic competence, the German Studies minor combines systematic language study with courses in geography, history, civilization, and politics to enhance students' understanding of the global context of the language they have chosen to study. A languages studies minor requires 18 approved semester credits, including nine credits of language and culture studies beyond the intermediate level (German 311, 312 and a culture course in the language), a six-credit sequence in history, and an approved three-credit elective in Anthropology, Geography, or Political Science; study abroad is strongly encouraged.

Minor Requirements

German Studies Minor

Minor Requirements

Required Credits: 18

German Studies Core Requirements
GERM 220German Culture & Society (may be completed through study abroad)3
GERM 311German Conversation and Composition I3
GERM 312German Conversation and Composition II3
History Electives
Must be a sequence. Or a history sequence appropriate to student's area of study
HIST 101Western Civilization I3
HIST 102Western Civilization II3
Additional Electives: Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology: Peoples of the World
Human Geography
World Regional Geography
International Politics
Study Abroad
Total Credits18

Minor Requirements and Notes

  • A minimum of 9 credits must be taken at NDSU.