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Add a German minor to your degree program and watch as the opportunities and points of connection to other parts of the globe take you in directions you never thought possible. Whether you're interested in engineering, science, health, sustainability, global business or art, you'll see immediate benefits from studying German.

Degree Awarded: Minor  German (Minor)

Students pursuing a minor in German gain an understanding of the language, literature and cultures of German-speaking peoples and regions. Students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program to enhance their education and overall minor experience. Students should go to for more information.

At a Glance

The German minor requires 18 credit hours, of which 15 must be upper-division. Three credit hours of GER 200-level coursework may be applied to the German minor. Course substitutions are allowed for heritage and advanced speakers of the language. Each course must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher.
GER 200-Level Coursework (choose one) -- 3 credit hours
Three credit hours of 200-level coursework will be applied to the minor and any additional credit hours earned will be applied toward university elective hours.
Required Course -- 3 credit hours
Choose two courses -- 6 credit hours
GER Restricted Electives -- 6 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

The German minor requires 18 hours, 15 of which must be upper-division. Course substitutions are allowed for heritage and advanced speakers of the language.

Required courses include:
GER 310 Advanced German Grammar and Composition I, G (3)

Choose two courses: (6 credit hours)
GER 311 German Conversation, G (3)
GER 312 Readings in German Culture, G (3)
GER 313 Advanced German Grammar and Composition II, G (3)

Choose one 400-level GER course (3 credit hours)

Choose two GER elective courses (6 credit hours)*

*A maximum of three credit hours are allowed from GER 202.

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, additional courses may need to be completed as prerequisites in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment Requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: BA in German

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Students who wish to add a minor in German to the bachelor's degree program they are pursuing may do so by contacting the School of International Letters and Cultures advising office.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

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