German Studies Minor (18-19 credits)


Create and transmit knowledge concerning the German language, literature and culture in a climate that promotes ease of communication and mutual understanding.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Speak, aurally comprehend, write and read German at a level suitable for graduate education or careers in business, government, social services or tourism.
  2. Explain and apply German cultural and historical perspectives to events and ideas in a globalized society.
  3. Analyze and critique original texts and cultural artifacts from German sources.

Core Courses:

GL 301, 302, 303  Third Year German (12 credits)

and two upper-division hours in German (min. 6 credits)

(not GL 342, 343, 344, or other courses which are taught in English)



Students who begin coursework at a higher level than 301 can substitute other courses in consultation with their advisor.  Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in their minor courses.



German Program

Department Contact: Kristen Klay | 503-838-9426 | e-mail: | Location: Maaske 331