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Requirements

The German Major

Students need to enroll in a minimum of ten courses at the intermediate level and above. German 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, complement the literature courses.Majors are encouraged to enhance their knowledge of German thought and culture through allied courses in art, history, philosophy and political science. Two courses on German topics may be taken in English. Majors who spend their third year abroad are required to take at least one course at Holy Cross in their fourth year.
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.

German Studies Major

The template major--offered under the auspices of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS)-- consists of 10 courses:
• 2 courses in Intermediate German
• 1 course German Composition & Conversation
• 2 courses in German Culture/Literature
• 1 course on History (e.g. HIST 161 or 162)
• 4 elective courses from German, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science or Religion
• A Capstone project (if written in English, it needs to be accompanied by a brief abstract in German)

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.
N.B. Courses (including seminars and tutorials) may be approved as they are offered.
As a self-designed major, this option needs to be discussed with Professor Schmitz-Burgard to ensure coherence of the proposed course selection.

German Studies Major Application

The German Minor

Students need to enroll in a minimum of six courses at the intermediate level and above. German 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, complement the literature courses. Minors are encouraged to enhance their knowledge of German thought and culture through allied courses in art, history, philosophy and political science. One course on a German topic may be taken in English.
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.