Minor in German


The German minor correlates well with studies that have an international or European concentration. It is particularly useful for students of international studies, international business, European history, medieval studies, sociology, political science, journalism, linguistics, art history, music history, other languages, theater, and related fields.

Requirements for the Minor in German

1. German minors must be proficient in the German language, typically demonstrated by satisfactory completion of at least the third term of Second-Year German (GER 203), or a placement exam.

2. The German minor requires seven upper-division German courses (28 credits). These may include courses in language, literature, or culture.

  • Only one course taught in English may be applied to the minor
  • One course may be taken pass/no pass
  • At least twelve credits must be taken in the UO Department of German and Scandinavian
  • Grades of at least mid-C or P (pass) must be earned in all courses used to satisfy requirements for the minor

3. No courses from other departments count toward the minor in German.

4. The following courses may not be used to satisfy minor requirements:                       

  • GER 199 Special Studies                                                                                             
  • GER 405 Reading and Conference
  • GER 406 Special Problems
  • GER 408 Workshop
  • GER 409 Practicum*  

5. Since all courses are not offered every year, plans should be made well in advance so that students can take prerequisites for 400-level courses. Specific questions should be addressed to departmental undergraduate German advisors.

Exception: GER 409 Practicum Teaching Internship (4 credits) will satisfy a requirement for the major or minor.

To declare a major or minor, or ask any questions about our programs, go to our Advising page.