The German Studies minor offers a basic proficiency in the German language along with a more in-depth exploration of the cultural landscape and history of German-speaking nations.
An individualized program can be developed for a minor in German after consultation with the Modern Languages staff advisor or faculty.
The minor consists of a German Studies core course (HST 222), four Allied Courses, and three quarters of college-level German (at any level).
MODERN GERMANY, 1870-PRESENT
Following the path from Germany's unification in the late 19th century via two world wars, the country's division in the course of the Cold War, and ultimately the country's reunification at the close of the 20th century, one of the goals of this course is to introduce students to the major cornerstones of modern German history. Another objective, however, aims at using these events in the exploration of shifting ideas about what it has meant to be German, exploring what factors determined inclusion in or exclusion from the German community.