Minor Program in Germanic Studies
Students minoring in Germanic Studies typically complete the second-year language sequence first. This is a prerequisite for the minor. Alternatively, students may have satisfactory working knowledge of German, in which case they satisfy the required language courses through placement or accreditation examinations and may petition for back credits. In addition, students typically register for:
- Three courses in the third-year sequence. With approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, one third-year course can be replaced by the independent project in Vienna.
- Three literature/culture courses. Two of the literature/culture courses must be taken in German. Of these, one may be a departmental course with a Languages Across Chicago (LxC) session, and one may be an additional third-year course.
Note that credit toward the minor for courses taken abroad must be determined in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Courses in the minor may not be double counted with the student's major(s) or with other minors and may not be counted toward general education requirements. Courses in the minor must be taken for quality grades, and more than half of the requirements for the minor must be met by registering for courses bearing University of Chicago course numbers.
Students who elect the minor program in Germanic Studies must meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies before the end of Spring Quarter of their third year to declare their intention to complete the minor and must submit a form obtained from their College adviser. Students choose courses in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. The director's approval for the minor program should be submitted to the student's College adviser by the deadline above on the form.
Please visit the College Catalog for more details.