Dutch (Netherlandic), Minor

The Dutch-speaking Low Countries (the Netherlands and part of Belgium) are a unique cultural community of about 22 million speakers in North-Western Europe. The names of famous Dutch artists readily come to mind: Rembrandt, Rubens, Breughel, Van Eyck, Mondriaan, as do some of the cities where they lived: Amsterdam, Brussels, Leyden, Maastricht. But artists do not flourish in a vacuum. Each of these artists assumes a cultural, political, economic, and historical context that is worthy of study in its own right. The resources in Dutch Studies at Penn offer students and faculty the ability to learn more about: 

  • The Dutch Economy
  • The Dutch Language 
  • The Netherlands and Belgium During the Nazi Occupation
  • The Literature and Culture of the Dutch Colonial Period 

Intensive Summer study in Zeist or Gent can also count toward Minor requirements.

Minor Requirements
Language Requirement
DTCH 101Elementary Dutch I1
DTCH 102Elementary Dutch II1
DTCH 103Intermediate Dutch I1
DTCH 104Intermediate Dutch II1
Literature, Culture, or History Requirements
Select 2 course units of Literature, Culture, or History Requirement courses2
Total Course Units6

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.