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Minor in German

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  • Prerequisite: GRMN 2002 or equivalent
  • Elementary and Intermediate German courses (GRMN 1001, 1002, 1060, 2001, 2002, 2060, 2535 [“German Literature in Translation”]) do not count toward the minor.
  • Upper Division Courses (3000 and 4000 level) (15 hours)
    • Three of these hours must be taken at Georgia Southern.
    • At least one 4000 level course is strongly recommended.
  • A grade of “C” or better must be made in every German course to be counted for the minor.

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  • The above means that you need to take five upper-division courses in German (each at three credit hours = 15 hours).
  • If you take only one upper-level German class every semester you can be finished in five semesters (5×3=15).
  • Without any prior German (= starting with GRMN 1001) you can complete a minor within four years by doubling up once (taking three upper-level courses over two semesters).
  • There is a limited number of upper-division courses offered each semester (typically, three: two at the 3000 level and one at the 4000 level.)   There are no on-campus German courses offered during summer terms.  Two 3000-level courses are the prerequisite for 4000-level courses.
  • Make sure to account for these aspects in your planning.  We suggest to consult with your advisor and a German faculty member as soon as possible.

Note: You may place out of 1001, 1002, 1060, 2001, 2002, and/or 2060 courses and still get credit for them. If you have taken an offered language previously, you should attempt to take the course that best fits your current abilities—you do not need to and should not start in 1001, if you don’t need to. If you take a higher course and receive a C or better (must be a Georgia Southern course; cannot be an eCore or transfer course from another institution or AP/IB/CLEP credit), you may petition to get credit for the lower course(s) through Credit by Proficiency. For more information about the process click here and/or talk to Department of Foreign Languages staff for more information.

Last updated: 3/31/2019