A minor in German will provide you with competence in all the four skill areas of German (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and provide you with basic knowledge of the major literary, intellectual, and historical trends and texts of German-speaking cultures from the Enlightenment to today in various media. You will work with critical tools to analyze such texts on a basic level and will discuss contemporary issues of German-speaking countries.

You can now submit the “Declaration of a Minor Form” online. Click here to access the form and declare your minor.

Minor Requirements

36 credits beyond German 103 as follows:

  • 12 credits from courses numbered German 210-219
  • 12 credits from courses numbered 250 or higher, 6 of which must be at the 300 level
  • 12 elective credits of courses in German or courses in English related to German culture (these may include GERM 204 or 205, 150-159, as well as courses in related fields outside the German Department)

No more than 12 credits from non-Carleton off-campus studies programs may be applied toward the minor.

Interested in a minor or already declared one? Check out the German Minor Requirement Form to help you plan.