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Requirements

Language Placement Exam

You must follow the language placement procedures if 1) you have already studied a language that you wish to continue at Holy Cross, or 2) you have any knowledge of the language through family or community.

Learn more on the World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures website.

German Studies Major

Students need to enroll in a minimum of 10 courses at the intermediate level and above (GERM 201/2).

Required courses are:

  • Germ 301 (advanced language) provides a thorough review of German grammar and an introduction to literary genres.
  • Two culture courses, German 303 and 304 or equivalent, to complement the remaining seven courses.
  • Two courses on a German topic may be taken in English, since majors need to enhance their knowledge of German thought and culture through allied courses in art, history, philosophy and political science. 

Majors who study abroad are required to take at least one German course at Holy Cross in their fourth year.

German Studies Minor

Students need to enroll in a minimum of six courses at the intermediate level and above (GERM201/2).

Required courses are:

  • Germ 301 (advanced language) provides a thorough review of German grammar and an introduction to literary genres.
  • One culture course, German 303 and 304 or equivalent, to complement the remaining three courses.
  • One course on a German topic may be taken in English, since minors need to enhance their knowledge of German thought and culture through allied courses in art, history, philosophy and political science. 

Allied Courses

Suggested courses include, but are not limited to:

  • HIST 161
  • HIST 162
  • MUSC 30*
  • MUSC 40*
  • MUSC 215
  • MUSC 216
  • PHIL 141
  • PHIL 144
  • PHIL 145
  • PHIL 268
  • PHIL 270
  • PHIL 275
  • PHIL 280
  • PHIL 283
  • PHIL 291
  • RELS 127

*Course counts provided it deals with a German or Austrian composer.

Also, Sylvia Schmitz-Burgard is happy to approve new courses (including seminars and tutorials) as they appear in the schedule.