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German Studies Certificate

Certificate Code: CTGSCU

Faculty Contact: Nikhil Sathe

Program Overview

The German Studies Certificate is an interdisciplinary, complementary course of study open to all undergraduate students. It is designed for students in any field with an interest in the German-speaking countries and in integrating their study of German with other disciplines. The certificate aims to expand students’ advanced language study with a broader examination of the rich and varied cultures of the German-speaking countries by exploring them through numerous disciplines and by approaching the field of German Studies from various interdisciplinary perspectives.

Advanced knowledge of the German language, both written and spoken, is essential for understanding the cultures of the German-speaking countries and is therefore a core requirement of the certificate. The certificate requires a minimum of 15 credits, which are selected from the following departments and schools:  Art History, Economics, Film, Geography, History, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and Theater.  Although not required, study abroad is encouraged

Opportunities Upon Graduation

After graduation, students with a certificate in German Studies could pursue a career in any number of fields, such as education, foreign service, journalism, national defense, nonprofit, or politics. The German Studies Certificate also prepares students for a variety of graduate programs that include the study of Western Europe, such as history, political science, and economics.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Requirements

Certificate Hours Requirement

The German Studies Certificate program requires a minimum of 15 credits.

  • GER 3110 - Advanced Conversation and Composition Credit Hours: 3
  • GER 3120 - Advanced Conversation and Composition Credit Hours: 3|
      Or ILML 2905 - German Literature in English Credit Hours: 3

Elective Courses

Choose three electives, for a total of nine credits. No more than one elective may have any of the following prefixes GER or ML.

  • AH 3220 - Medieval Art Credit Hours: 3
  • AH 4241 - Northern Renaissance Art Credit Hours: 3
  • AH 4611 - 20th-Century Art Credit Hours: 3
  • ECON 3530 - European Economic History Credit Hours: 3
  • FILM 4210 - International Film I Credit Hours: 3
  • FILM 4220 - International Film II Credit Hours: 3
  • FILM 4310 - Film History I Credit Hours: 3
  • FILM 4320 - Film History II Credit Hours: 3
  • GEOG 3300 - Geography of Europe Credit Hours: 3
  • GER 2350 - German Drama on Stage Credit Hours: 3
  • GER 3120 - Advanced Conversation and Composition Credit Hours: 3
  • GER 3215 - Business German Credit Hours: 3
  • GER 3348 - German Culture and Civilization Credit Hours: 3
  • GER 3550 - Introduction to German Literature I Credit Hours: 3
  • GER 3560 - Introduction to German Literature II Credit Hours: 3
  • GER 3570 - German through Film Credit Hours: 3
  • GER 4900 - Special Topics Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 3542 - The European Reformation Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 3600 - Women in Early Modern European History, 1400-1800 Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 3640 - Europe Between World Wars, 1919-1939 Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 3641 - Contemporary Europe Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 3680 - Germany in the 19th- Century Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 3681 - Germany in the 20th Century Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 3682 - Nazi Germany Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 3741 - Origins of World War II, 1914-1941 Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 3742 - The Cold War, 1941-1989 Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 3750 - World War I Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 3770 - The Holocaust Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 3840 - Ethnic Cleansing in Modern European History Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 4903 - Colloquium in European History Credit Hours: 3
  • ML 2338 - German Film and Culture Credit Hours: 3
  • MUS 3210 - History and Literature of Music I Credit Hours: 3
  • MUS 3220 - History and Literature of Music II Credit Hours: 3
  • PHIL 3120 - History of Western Philosophy: Modern Credit Hours: 3
  • PHIL 4280 - Continental Rationalism Credit Hours: 3
  • PHIL 4310 - History of Aesthetic Theory Credit Hours: 3
  • PHIL 4380 - Kant Credit Hours: 3
  • POLS 4300 - Politics in Western Europe Credit Hours: 3
  • POLS 4710 - Contemporary Radical and Critical Theories Credit Hours: 3
  • SOC 4680 - Crimes Against Humanity: Confronting and Responding to Mass Atrocity and Genocide Credit Hours: 3
  • THAR 4710 - Seminar in Theater History and Drama: Selected Topics Credit Hours: 3