German, BA

The major and minor programs in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures provide deep understandings of language and cultures. Building from basic language competency to synthesizing significant literary works, historical context and current media and politics, the program offers a comprehensive education through engaged, active learning in a combination of core courses with a wide range of electives. Your learning experiences can be broadened and applied in study abroad as well as internship programs.

The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 32. Double majors may entail more course units.

For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.

College General Education Requirements and Free Electives
Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives20
Major Requirements
Core Courses
GRMN 2100Texts and Contexts1
GRMN 3110Handschrift-Hypertext: Deutsche Medien1
GRMN 3120Places of Memory. Lieux de memoire. Erinnerungsorte.1
GRMN 4100Trans(l)its1
Select 3 course units of electives at GRMN 3000 or above3
Select 5 course units of electives with no more than 3 course units taught in English5
Target Language Requirement
Target Language Requirement Satisfied
Total Course Units32

You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.


Applicants are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in the College and in the major.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.