German Studies Minor

The German Studies minor provides students with a strong interdisciplinary knowledge of German language and culture. It focuses on the study of Germany from a variety of perspectives: linguistic, literary, cultural, historical, artistic, philosophical and political. Study abroad in Germany is strongly encouraged.

German Studies Minor Requirements & Courses


Major in International Studies

A popular option for students interested in Germany and other German-speaking lands is the major in International Studies, with a concentration in Europe and a minor in German Studies. The majority of coursework for German Studies also counts for International Studies. Students interested in this option may wish to consult Dr. Windham, who serves on the International Studies board and advises many International Studies majors interested in Germany.

Self-designed major in German Studies

Highly motivated students can design their own independent major. If you’re interested in designing your own independent major in German Studies, we recommend consulting the German faculty in the early stages of your proposal.