Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

German Minor

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Markstein Hall, Room 244

(760) 750-4208

Michael Hughes, Ph.D.
Marion Geiger, Ph.D.

Program of Study

The Minor in German provides a focused development of German language skills and knowledge of the cultures and literatures of German speaking peoples. The minor offers students a course of study that provides an important supplement or complement to their majors. It aims to provide more tools for understanding globalization while providing students with understanding and insights into the German and Germanic cultures.

The program is designed to develop a high level of communicative competence in all four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) through a focused collection of advanced grammar and composition courses.

Students pursuing the Minor in German will be introduced to the German-speaking world through important cultural, economic, political, and social issues presented via readings from the press, German TV, movies, and documentaries, and a variety of literary works from different genres. The Minor in German gives students a comprehensive understanding of German-speaking cultures, literatures, and language, while developing enhanced awareness, understanding, and analysis of cultural and social phenomena rooted in a shared language.


To fulfill the requirements for the German Minor, students must complete the following curriculum, at minimum twelve (12) upper-division units. Entry into the upper-division courses is contingent upon completion of GRMN 201   or demonstration of equivalent proficiency through examination. Students may apply up to six (6) units of upper-division transfer credits toward the minor. A grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in each course applied to the minor.

Total (12-18 Units)


*A course that has been taken and counted as a Required Course cannot double-count or be repeated as an Elective Course.

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