German (Minor)

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This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2023–Spring 2024 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in German
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Department: Classical and Modern Languages 
Academic Plan Code(s): GERMMINOR

The German minor is designed for all students seeking to expand their German language and intercultural competencies beyond the introductory level. The program complements a wide variety of majors by unlocking new opportunities to study and intern abroad. Additionally, this minor increases students’ marketability to potential employers and graduate programs domestically and internationally by demonstrating greater German language proficiency and intercultural awareness.The German minor provides flexibility in allowing students to complete its requirements exclusively through courses taught in German or by including courses taught in English. Whether your goals are to live and work in a German-speaking country or you just enjoy learning about German language and culture, the German minor has you covered!

Program Requirements

GER 123German Language and Culture in Review4
GER 201Journey into the German-Speaking World I3
GER 202Journey into the German-Speaking World II3
GER 321Intercultural German Communication I (Speaking)3
Select two of the following courses: 6
Independent Study
Culture of the German-Speaking World
Culture of the German-Speaking World
Special Topics in German Literature, Language, and Culture
Intercultural German Communication II (Writing)
Special Topics
The Power of Language(s): Social, Political, and Cultural Dimensions
Community Internship
Minimum Total Hours19

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.