The major in German Studies consists of eleven courses (minimum of 34 credits), including five one-term courses (taught in German); five one-term courses in other disciplines within the humanities or social sciences (taught in English); a senior tutorial.
Requirements: 11 courses
1 advanced German language course:
- GERM UN3001: Advanced German I or
- GERM UN3002: Advanced German II
4 German electives focusing on Austrian, German or Swiss aspects:
- 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
- GERM BC3050: German Migrant Literature
- GERM BC3224: Germany’s Traveling Cultures
- GERM BC3233: From Decadence to Dada
- (or their equivalent, in consultation with a department advisor)
5 courses in other disciplines
- Courses in other disciplines must define a special field of interest (to be chosen in consultation with the major advisor) and can be chosen from Art History; Film Studies; History; Human Rights; Music; Philosophy; Political Science; Theatre Studies; or Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies.
- The focus should be on cultural issues concerning German-speaking regions and communities.
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.