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Academic program

Major Requirement in German. The major consists of nine courses at the 200 level or above. Required are GER 233, 234, and at least one course from each of the following four groups: 1) 241; 2) 244; 3) 357, 358; 4) 264, 270, 356. In addition, majors must complete at least one of the following: ENG 295, EUS 101, HIST 104, or PHIL 234, 272, 273. Students for whom German is the only major must also register for the senior thesis, 457 or 458. Students may choose to pass a series of comprehensive examinations in German if German is one of two majors and they complete a thesis in the other major.

Pass/Fail Grading Option. Pass/fail grading may not be elected for courses applied toward the major except for 201, 202, and/or 233; nor for the minor except for 101, 102, 201, 202 and/or 233.

Minor in German. A minor requires a minimum of seven courses in German. At least one of the seven courses must involve a study of literature or culture (taught either in the language or in translation), but only one course in translation may be counted toward the minor. A student may petition to have up to three comparable courses, completed at other institutions either in the United States or abroad, apply toward the minor. Advanced Placement courses may not be applied toward the minor.


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