2022-2023 Course Catalog

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German (GER) Minor

18 hours of coursework at the 2000-level – GER 2105 Intermediate German and GER 2106 Intermediate German or GER 2114 Accelerated Intermediate German, as necessary – and above, including the following:

Required Minor Courses
GER 3105Grammar, Composition and Conversation3
GER 3106Grammar, Composition and Conversation3
Select two of the following:6
Culture of the German-Speaking Countries
Topics in German Culture and Literature
Topics in German Culture and Literature
GER elective approved by a German advisor 1
Elective Courses
Select two GER electives 6
Total Credits18

Minor credit for the following advanced-level courses taught in English may be awarded with the approval of the instructor and the German advisor: GER 3474 Topics in German CinemaGER 4334 Special Topics in German Life, Literature, and Language. A maximum of one such course may be counted for minor credit.

  • A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in each course completed for the German minor and an average GPA of 2.0 in all courses taken for the German Minor is required for completion.
  • Courses used to fulfill major, minor, or Pathways General Education requirements may not be taken Pass/Fail.
  • German courses may also be used to meet Pathways Concepts 2 and Pathways Concepts 6 requirements. See the current Pathways Course Catalog.
  • AP placement exam credit or IB diploma credit may be used to satisfy certain requirements for the minor. Students should consult their assigned minor advisor.
  • Students may transfer all German credit earned abroad, but at least 25% of the German minor (a minimum of 2 courses) must be taken at Virginia Tech.
  • When choosing among GER 3204 Culture of the German-Speaking Countries, GER 3305 Topics in German Culture and Literature, GER 3306 Topics in German Culture and Literature, students must take two courses with different course numbers.

Courses that do not count toward the minor: