Students wishing to declare a double major must obtain the approval of the chairs of the two departments concerned and petition the Academic Standing Committee (ASC), showing the plan for the two majors. There is no deadline to declare a second major but students should be aware that Comps have to be finished before Spring term of senior year, so plan with us accordingly.

Major Requirements

66 credits, including the following:

  • 12 credits of German 210-219
  • 6 credits of German 150-159
  • 6 credits of LCST 245 (best taken during the junior year)
  • 12 credits of courses in German numbered 300 or higher
  • 24 elective credits of courses in German or courses in English related to German culture (these may include German 204 or 205, as well as courses in related fields outside the German Department)
  • 6 credits for the Integrative Exercise (comps)

Courses 101, 102, and 103 do not count toward the major.

Programs Abroad: Participation in Carleton German Programs or in another approved foreign study program is highly recommended for students majoring in German. Students interested in a program abroad that is not affiliated with Carleton should consult with a faculty member in German and with the Director of Off-Campus Studies as well as the Registrar.

Language Houses: Students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the language by living in the Parish International House where they can organize and participate in numerous cultural activities led by German speaking language associate. Other activities outside the classroom include a German lunch table in the dining halls, film nights, Kaffeeklatsch, a German study table in the library, “Cook and Study” events, and many more.