Minor Program in Germanic Studies

Students in other fields of study may complete a minor in Germanic Studies. The minor in Germanic Studies requires a total of six courses beyond the second-year language sequence (GRMN 20100-20300). At least one of the courses following completion of the third-year sequence must be taken in German (GRMN 22000-22099). Credit toward the minor for courses taken abroad must be determined in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

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 by submitting 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 a student's College adviser by the deadline above on a form obtained from the adviser.

Courses in the minor (1) may not be double counted with the student's major(s) or with other minors and (2) 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.

The following group of courses would comprise a minor in Germanic Studies. Other programs may be designed in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Minor program requirements are subject to revision.

Germanic Studies Minor: Sample

3 language courses of third-year German (GRMN 21101, 21201, 21301)
1 literature or culture course taken in German (e.g. GRMN 22004: Von Wagner bis Brecht) 
1 Languages Across Chicago course
1 literature or culture course taken in English (e.g. 25300: Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus) 
6 courses total