The German studies concentration is designed for students who would like to focus on German-speaking countries from a comprehensive cultural perspective. The four components of the German studies concentration are command of the German language; knowledge of cultural achievements (art, music, philosophy, poetry, fiction, religion, theatre) of German-speaking peoples; knowledge of the political, social, and cultural history of German-speaking nations; and knowledge and understanding of contemporary institutions in German-speaking nations.
Majors or minors in German should carefully prepare their programs in consultation with a departmental faculty advisor. GERM 331 , GERM 332 do not count toward the major. In order to graduate, majors must take MFLL 495 .