2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 13, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

German Minor

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Eckhard Rölz, Professor of German
School of American and Global Studies
Wagner Hall 107, Box 2275

Program Information

The German minor at SDSU is a valuable option to complement any major, especially in people-centered professions that require constant interaction with a diverse public. The minor offers flexibility, can easily be added to any major, is communication-oriented, and can be earned quickly when combined with a study-abroad or foreign internship experience.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of the German minor, students should be able to:

  • Speak, read, and write German at the Intermediate-Mid or Intermediate-High level.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and basic skills in intercultural communication and competence.
  • Identify the cultural perspectives of the German-speaking world’s civilizations and their cultural products, such as literatures, arts, institutions, pop cultures, etc. and compare the cultural frames that determine everyday life in German-speaking cultures and the U.S.

Academic Requirements

There are no application requirements to enroll in the German minor. However, students with previous knowledge of the language must take the placement test and register for an appropriate course. Additionally, all the courses for the minor must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.

Course Delivery Format

Most courses in the German program are offered face-to-face on campus. Some upper-division courses are offered as part of the German cooperative program with NSU and USD and they use different types of distance delivery, including simultaneous television (DDN) and online delivery.

Requirements for German Minor: 18 Credits

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