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Ohio University Majors

German Minor


Program Overview

The German minor allows students to enrich their major program with language skills and cultural understanding. Minors elect five courses at the 3000 or 4000 level in literature, culture, linguistics, film and/or art, which offer rich content and sharpen analytic and critical thinking skills. Minors must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better. Frequent writing assignments and speaking activities reinforce clarity of thought and expression, and small classes offer individual attention and encourage dialog, collaboration, and openness. Many minors participate in one of our study abroad programs.

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.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Many job listings include foreign language proficiency as a desirable or necessary tool. In addition, a minor in German helps students acquire other types of abilities leading to success in the job market: communication skills, analytical skills, interpersonal skills, a capacity for problem solving, and the ability to learn quickly.

Common major disciplines of students minoring in German include journalism, political science, education, sociology, or business. These students find employment in print or broadcast media, government, teaching, social services, or industry because they possess career-specific skills in addition to general knowledge and language proficiency.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Code: OR5222

Contact

College of Arts and Sciences
Modern Languages Department
Gordy Hall 283
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2765
Fax: 740.593.0729
modern.languages@ohio.edu
http://www.ohio.edu/modlang

Administrative Contact

Ben Parrot, contact person
parrot@ohio.edu

Request Info

Please request application information regarding admission as a student using the form below.

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