The German Minor

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The German minor offers students a basic level of language and/or cultural competence and requires completion of at least 15 credits of coursework as described below. Students interested in the minor may tailor their course selection according to their interest in German language, literature, and film studies, but must complete at least two 3-credit courses taught in German.

Requirements

Students must pass GER 0202 or GER 0204 with a minimum grade of B- before taking any German course taught at the 0300-level.

Five courses, at least two of which must be taught in German

_______ GER 0101-GER 1599

_______ GER 0101-GER 1599

_______ GER 0101-GER 1599

_______ GER 0101-GER 1599

_______ GER 0101-GER 1599

GER 1000-1499 are taught in German. GER 1500-1599 are taught in English.

Grade requirements

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in each course that counts toward the minor.

Satisfactory/No Credit option

No course that counts toward the minor can be taken on an S/NC basis unless the student receives special permission from the minor advisor.

Note: Students must apply for any official minor they will complete or have completed at the time they apply for graduation.

Students interested in the minor should email Jaclyn Kurash jaclynkurash@pitt.edu, Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Previous German Studies Minor

Students currently enrolled in the German Studies minor will have the option to select the new minor or to complete their program (requirements listed below) by spring 2025. The last term students can be admitted into the German Studies minor is fall 2020. All other students should enroll in the German Minor (requirements listed above).

German Studies Minor – Requirements

The minor in German Studies offers students a basic level of language and/or cultural competence and requires at least 15 credits. Students can tailor their course selection according to their interest in German language and/or culture. They may select courses exclusively in

German, or a mix of literature and film courses that are offered either in English translation or in German. Three tracks are available:

Requirements

Option I. (min. 15 credits): German Language and Culture

German Language

  • 2 courses taught in German (German 0001-German 1499)

German Culture

  • 3 courses taught in German or English (GER 1000–1599

Option II. (min. 15 credits): German Culture

German Culture

  • 5 courses taught in German or English (GER 1000-1599)

Option III. (min. 15 credits): German Language

German Language

  • 5 courses taught in German (German 0001–German 1499)

*Please Note: GER 1000–1410 are taught in German and GER 1500–1599 are taught in English.

Other requirements and options

  • Students must pass the highest Intermediate German course (GER 202/Ger 204) with a minimum grade of “B-” before taking any course on the German 1000-level).
  • Six credits may be transferred from study abroad programs in German-speaking countries to count toward the 15 total credits.
  • A minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0 is required in each course that counts toward the minor.
  • No course that counts toward the minor can be taken on an S/NC basis unless the student receives special permission from the minor advisor.