Pathway in Storytelling and Writing

Principal faculty mentor: Dorothee Ostmeier

This pathway is particularly appropriate for students in Journalism, English, History, or similar fields.

Requirements for the Ger/Scan major

  1. Take GER 101-103 and 201-203; or  SWED 101-103 and 201-203 (or place out)
  2. Take 4 upper-division courses taught in German or a Scandinavian language (e.g. GER 311-313 and one other; SWED 405: Third Year Swedish )
  3. Take 8 further courses which
    1. Appear on the list of Recommended Courses below OR
    2. Have a GER or SCAN subject code (even if not on the list)
  4. With your faculty mentor’s approval, you may substitute:
    1. A relevant course(s) on storytelling and writing offered in English, Journalism, or another department
    2. A course(s) with a major independent project focused on Germany or Scandinavia
  5. Make sure you end up with
    1. A grand total of 12 courses beyond GER 101-203 or SWED 101-203
    2. At least 8 of the 12 at the upper division
    3. At least 6 of the 12 with a GER or SCAN subject code
  6. Consult your faculty mentor about
    1. the capstone requirement
    2. study abroad (if you’re interested)

Recommended Courses

GER 221                     Postwar Germany
GER 222                     Voices of Dissent
GER 223                     Multicultural Germany
GER 251                     Sexuality
GER 250                     The Culture of Money
GER 252                     War, Violence and Trauma
GER 345M                  Diversity in Germany, Scandinavia, and the US (coming soon)
GER 354                     German Gender Studies
GER 350                     Genres in German Literature
GER 356                     German Fairy Tales
GER 357                     Nature, Culture, and the Environment
SCAN 251                  Text and Interpretation
SCAN 259                  Vikings through the Icelandic Sagas
SCAN 325                  Constructions versus Constrictions of Identity
SCAN 343                  Norse Mythology
SCAN 344                  Medieval Heros and Monsters
SCAN 351                  Periods in Scandinavian Literature
SCAN 353                  Scandinavian Women Writers
SCAN 354                  Periods in Scandinavian Literature
HIST 240                    War in the Modern World I
HIST 342                    German History (topics)
HIST 420                    Idea of Europe (also offered as RL 407)
HIST 425                    Economic History of Modern Europe
HIST 427                    Intellectual History of Modern Europe
HIST 428                    Europe in the 20th Century
HIST 436                    Medieval Central Europe
HIST 442                    Early Modern German History
HIST 443                    Modern Germany
HIST 444                    The Holocaust