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Requirements

German Major

Students need to enroll in a minimum of ten 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 and

  • Two culture courses, German 303 and 304 or equivalent, to complement remaining seven courses.

  • Two course 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 course at Holy Cross in their fourth year.

German 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 and

  • One culture courses, German 303 and 304 or equivalent, to complement 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. 

German Studies Major

The template major can be self-designed under the auspices of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS) after consultation with Professor Schmitz-Burgard.
Students need to enroll in a minimum of ten 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 courses, German 303 and 304 or equivalent, and

  • One course on History (e.g. HIST 161 or 162).

  • Four elective courses from German, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science or Religion and

  • a Capstone project (if written in English, it needs to be accompanied by a brief abstract in German) round out the German Studies Major.

Suggested courses include--without being 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,  Professor Schmitz-Burgard will be happy to approve new courses
 (including seminars and tutorials) as they appear in the schedule.