Minor in German

Minor in German

Minor in German

Watch a video of a graduate with the Minor in German Studies:

Harold Thompson
Academic Advisor
Contact the Academic Advisor via e-mail with any questions about the program. 

Edward C. Smith, III
Program Mentor
Oak Hall, Rm. 207
(Contact the Program Mentor with questions about placement testing, course content, and study abroad.)

The German Studies Minor, which may be declared in the Department of World Languages, Oak Hall 107 or by contacting the University Advising Center, Savitz Hall, Suite 323 (856.256.4459 / advise@rowan.edu), is an intensive program of study which offers courses in German language in addition to German civilization and culture and various interdisciplinary electives taught in English. It provides a general background for future professional studies and advanced degrees in German and work in a wide variety of fields, such as social, administrative and governmental work, as well as international business.

This 18 s.h. minor is open to all students. A placement interview is strongly recommended for students with previous knowledge of German so that they may begin their German language study at the appropriate level. For placement interview information, please contact Dr. Edward Smith at smithe@rowan.edu. Students may earn the credits for any skipped courses via the Authorization for Credit by Examination process and these credits are counted in fulfillment of minor requirements. All courses must be passed with a letter grade of "C-" or better and no courses may be taken P/NC. Students may transfer credits into the German Studies Minor, including from Study Abroad and up to 9 s.h. from the CLEP Exam in German (equivalent to Elementary German I and II and Intermediate German I – contact the Testing Center, testingservices@rowan.edu, in the Academic Success Center, Savitz Hall, Suite 304, for more information). Students planning to Study Abroad must meet with their German Advisor in order to determine course equivalents.

German Studies Minor 18 s.h. The Minor consists of 6 courses (18 credits). Students are required to take at least 3 and a maximum of 5 courses within the language component of the program (or receive CLEP Exam credits). Elective courses in other departments can be used toward the Minor:

Courses taught in German:
GERM03.101 Elementary German I
GERM03.102 Elementary German II
GERM03.201 Intermediate German I
GERM03.211 Intermediate German II
GERM03.212 German Reading & Composition
GERM03.311 Advanced German Conversation
GERM03.320 German Civilization & Culture
GERM03.435 Independent Study in German
GERM03.440 Special Topics in Foreign Languages & Literatures
Courses Taught in English (The following electives can be taken concurrently with language courses):
GERM03.100 Masterpieces of German Literature in English Translation (LIT)
GEOG16.342 Geography of Europe
HIST05.315 Twentieth Century Europe I
HIST05.406 Jewish Holocaust 1933-1945
SOC08.399 Sociology of the Holocaust
PHIL09.372 German Philosophy (Topics in the History of Philosophy)
RTF01.402 German Cinema (Special Topics in Radio/TV/Film)