Major in German Literature

The major in German Literature consists of ten courses (minimum 31 credits). A minimum of two language courses; six or seven literature courses; and a senior tutorial are required. Courses focusing on advanced language through content should be taken after the completion of intermediate courses and before upper-level literature courses.


Requirements: 10 courses


1 advanced German language course:

  • GERM UN3001: Advanced German I or
  • GERM UN3002: Advanced German II


1 additional language course, chosen from the following:

  • GERM BC3009: News & Views: Reception, Reporting, & Video Production
  • GERM BC3010: Current Issues: Media & Politics in Germany & Austria
  • GERM BC3012: Telenovelas
  • GERM BC3022: Vienna Stories: Filming Identities & Voices



6 or 7 literature courses, may be chosen from the following:

  • GERM BC3028: Contemporary German Prose Fiction
  • GERM BC3031: Major German Poets
  • GERM BC3050: German Migrant Literature
  • GERM BC3057: Close-ups: German Literature & Photography
  • GERM BC3215: From Text to Screen: German Literature & Film
  • GERM BC3233: From Decadence to Dada
  • (or their equivalent, in consultation with a department advisor)


1 course taken in the fall semester of the senior year:

  • GERM BC3061: Senior Tutorial*



*Submission of the senior essay or portfolio is followed by a Senior Thesis presentation at the end of the spring semester.