Minor in German Studies

A student enrolled in a degree program at MSOE may also earn a Minor in German Studies. Upon completion of this course of study, students would have solid communications skills in German and a strong understanding of German culture and history. A graduate with a minor in German Studies would be attractive to business and/or industry in that he/she would possess the marketable skill of a language other than English. Total required credits vary from 18 to 24, depending upon the student’s German language proficiency upon entering this course of study.

General Requirements

  • A student who has had 0-1 years of high school German is required to take the entire first-tier beginning German sequence, the entire second-tier intermediate sequence, and two third-tier HU/SS electives.
    Total courses/credits:  8/24
  • A student who has had 2 years of high school German is required to take German II and III (HU-411G and -412G) of the first-tier beginning German sequence, the entire second-tier intermediate sequence, and three third-tier HU/SS electives.
    Total courses/credits:  8/24
  • A student who has had 3 years of high school German is required to take German III (HU-412G) of the first-tier beginning sequence, the entire second-tier intermediate sequence, and three third-tier HU/SS electives.
    Total courses/credits:  7/21
  • A student who has had 4 years of high school German has the option of testing out of German III (HU-412G).   To test out, a student can take a proficiency exam through the General Studies Department.  This student must receive a score of 81% or above to be excused from taking German I, II, and III.  Although excused from these courses, this student would not receive credit for taking these courses.  The student excused from the first-tier beginning sequence is required to take the entire second-tier intermediate sequence and three third-tier HU/SS electives.
    Total courses/credits:  6/18

    If a student does not test out of German III and has had 4 years of high school German, he/she is required to take German III (HU-412G) of the first-tier beginning sequence, the entire second-tier intermediate sequence and three third-tier HU/SS electives.
    Total courses/credits:  7/21

  • A student who has had 4 years of high school German AND has received a 4 or 5 in AP German will receive credit for German I (HU-410G) and German II (HU-411G).  German III (HU-412G) will be waived. To earn the minor, this student is required to take the entire second-tier intermediate sequence and three third-tier HU/SS electives.
    Total courses/credits:  6/18
  • To receive the Minor in German Studies, a student’s cumulative grade point average for required coursework within this discipline must be at least 2.0.
  • At least 12 of the credits to be applied towards the German Studies Minor must be earned at MSOE.

Courses

Total required credits vary from 18 to 24, depending upon your German language proficiency upon entering the course of study. For more questions, please contact the minor coordinator below.

Required Courses:

HU-410G German I (3 credits)
HU-411G German II (3 credits)
HU-412G German III (3 credits)
HU 413G German IV (3 credits)
HU 414G German V (3 credits)
HU 406G German Literature (3 credits)

These courses are run in sequence from fall to spring and are offered in response to student interest.

Approved Courses:

SS-415G German Culture (3 credits)
HU-449 German History (3 credits)
SS-458 Contemporary European Society and Government (3 credits)

Approved courses may or may not be offered every year, depending on student interest.  There is no guarantee of availability of these courses in any particular quarter.  Future changes in course offerings that will meet the requirements of the minor will be indicated in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Coordinator:

Dr. Patrick J. Jung
Associate Professor
jung@msoe.edu

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