German

The department strives to offer a diversified program capable of accommodating a variety of student interests and professional goals connected with German studies. 

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Major

  • Completion of GERM 212 or its equivalent
  • GERM 300 Introduction to German Studies (4 credits)

Plus:

  • Twenty-four additional credits numbered above GERM 300
  • At least six of these 28 credits must be literature courses.
  • At least twelve of these 28 credits must be completed at the University of St. Thomas.
  • No more than twelve credits may be in the area of advanced language skills development.
  • Elective courses for the major in German should be selected in consultation with a member of the German faculty.

Plus:

  • Four credits in European history

For administrative purposes, students will complete assessment measures at the beginning of their major (in their 300 class) and during their final semester.

Minor

  • Completion of GERM 212 or its equivalent
  • GERM 300 Introduction to German Studies (4 credits)

Plus:

  • Twelve additional credits numbered above GERM 300
  • At least three of these credits must be a literature course.
  • Elective courses for the minor in German should be selected in consultation with a member of the German faculty.

The aims of the German section are:

  1. To give a command of the German language for use in professional and academic life; 
  2. To acquaint students with the history, literature and culture of the German-speaking countries; 
  3. To familiarize students with the role these countries and their culture play in the world today.

Lectures, reports, and discussion in courses numbered above 300 will be conducted in German.

Study Abroad Opportunities

There are semester, academic year and January Term study abroad programs in:

  • Freiburg, Germany 
  • Berlin, Germany 
  • Paderborn, Germany 
  • Trier, Germany 
  • Vienna, Austria 

For more Information visit our Study Abroad Opportunities page and/or the International Education Center at the University of St. Thomas

Typical Careers

  • teaching 
  • research 
  • business 
  • law 
  • politics 
  • government service 
  • service in the church 
  • community service 
  • military service

Contact section coordinator

If you have specific questions or would like further information, please contact:

Dr. Susanne Wagner,
Section Coordinator 
smwagner@stthomas.edu