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Minor in German

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Requirements for the Minor

The minor requires 18 hours in courses numbered 300 and above. The prerequisite is completion of the proficiency sequence in German (GERM 216 or equivalent).

German Minor Course Requirements

Majors must complete courses as specified in each of the following 3 areas:

  • Intermediate Composition and Grammar. Satisfied by 2 courses (6 hours) from the following:
    GERM 340 Deutsche Grammatik (3)
    GERM 344 German History and Writing Practice (3)
    GERM 348 German Culture and Writing Practice (3)
  • Introductory Literature. Satisfied by 2 courses (6 hours) from the following: 
    GERM 400 Introduction to German Literary Masterpieces (3) 
    GERM 408 Introduction to German Literature I (3)
    GERM 416 Introduction to German Literature II (3)
  • German Minor Required Electives. Satisfied by at least 2 junior/senior level (300+) courses (6 hours). 
    These electives may be chosen from business German (GERM 352), conversation (GERM 444), advanced literature (GERM 572, GERM 576, GERM 616), advanced language (GERM 618, GERM 626, GERM 630), and cultural studies (GERM 588, GERM 590, GERM 620).

Minor Hours & GPA

While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and grade point average minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the minor. 

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 18 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in all departmental courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all departmental courses in the field of study including Fs and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

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