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European Studies Major: German Program
German Studies Minor



Marston Hall

FACULTY:  Robert Baah, Kathryn Bartholomew, Michelle Beauclair, Owen Ewald, Katya Nemtchinova, Eric Vogt, Michael Ziemann

German Faculty: Michael Ziemann

German Program Requirements
Michael Ziemann, Contact Person

German is a primary language of communication in all European organizations such as the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, the European Central Bank, EuroCorps, and the European Space Agency, as well as in Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein, and Switzerland. Many religious communities around the globe cherish their German heritage and preserve the language.

Courses leading to a European Studies: German major at SPU include special topics designed for lower-division German language student, including Business German and Culture and Civilization. Upper-division course subjects vary each year and may include 100 Years of German Film, German Women's Literature, as well as a variety of topics in German literatures and cultures. Tutorials, internships, and independent studies options are also available.

Admission to the Major or Minor

Applicants for a major or minor within the Department of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all college work applicable to the BA degree and a 2.5 GPA in 10 credits of coursework at SPU in Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics, Linguistics, and/or European or Latin American Studies.

A student must complete the major or minor requirements in effect when the student is admitted to the major or minor.

Requirements for the Major

Students seeking the major will take the required European Studies base courses in addition to 40 credits in German; 25 of which must be upper-division and 18 of which must be taught in German. Students have the opportunity to complete their study abroad requirement on the SPU European Quarter, or on an approved alternative program.

Students must complete all non-credited and language proficiency requirements found on the Languages department page.

Requirements for the German Studies Minor
The minimum requirement for a minor in German Studies is 33 credits, of which a minimum of 15 must be upper-division. Each student who minors in German studies will complete two courses in courses with a European Studies prefix and a minimum of 25 credits from the German course offerings. A minimum of 7 upper-division credits must be in courses taught in German. HIS 1202 Modern Europe (5) can be included in the total credits.

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