Course Majors

Requirements

  • Completion of a minimum of 8 credits in courses numbered 003 and above.
  • Majors in course are required to take GMST 091: Special Topics, and enroll in at least one seminar taught in German in their junior or senior year. (See the note on enrolling in seminars)
  • Three of the 8 credits may be taken in English from among the courses relevant to German studies listed in the catalog under literature in translation (e.g., LITR 054G or LITR 066G) or from courses listed as eligible for German studies (see list below).
  • Comprehensive requirement: seniors in course are required to submit a bibliography of 20 works to form the basis of a discussion and an extended, integrative paper (approximately 15 double-spaced pages in length) on a topic agreed to by the program coordinator. This paper, due before the date for the comprehensive examination, is complemented by a discussion of the paper with members of the program, in German.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to spend a semester in Germany or at least participate in a summer program in a German-speaking country. Of the classes taken abroad, a maximum of 2 credits will normally count toward the major. In cases of double majors, this number might be increased in consultation with the German studies coordinator. After studying abroad, majors must take two additional German studies classes.

Typical Course of Study:

    Minimum of 5 credits in German above GMST 001 and 002:

    GMST 003

    GMST 008

    GMST 020

    GMST 091

    GMST Seminar (104 and above, 2 credits)

    Maximum of 3 credits taught in English from LITR, such as:

    LITR 020: Expressions of Infinite Longing. German Romanticism and its Discontents

    LITR 051G; European Cinema

    LITR 054G: German Cinema

    LITR 066G: History of German Drama

    Or the equivalent, taught in English, and from List of Courses eligible for German Studies (taught in English in other departments, e.g. HIST 035 and PHL 049 or SOAN 101)

Course Minors

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 5 credits in courses and seminars, at least 3 of which are taught in German and number 003 or above. Of these courses, GMST 008, 020 and GMST 091: Special Topics are required.
  • Up to two credits can come from courses eligible for German studies numbered 008 or above.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to spend a semester in Germany or at least participate in a summer program in a German-speaking country. Of the classes taken abroad, a maximum of 2 credits will normally count toward the minor. In case of double majors, this number can be increased in consultation with the German Studies coordinator.

Typical Course of Study:

GMST 003

GMST 008

GMST 020

GMST 091

1-2 advanced courses or 1 seminar taught in English from the list of courses eligible for German studies (from LITR or from an affiliated department, e.g. HIST 036 and MUSI 035 or PHL 137)