The Minor in German Language and Cultural Studies is offered by the Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic. The minor focuses on the acquisition of German language and develops that skill through courses taught completely in German from the intermediate level onward.

Students declaring a major or minor in the department are strongly encouraged to study abroad. Temple University has programs at the universities of Hamburg, Tübingen, and Leipzig in Germany. Courses completed in these programs may be credited toward the German major or minor and in partial satisfaction of the CLA Global Studies requirement.

Minors are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.

Students may select only one of the following programs of study: German Language and Cultural Studies major; German Language and Cultural Studies minor; Interdisciplinary German Studies major; Interdisciplinary German Studies minor.

Campus Location: Main

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Please contact the College of Liberal Arts' Center for Academic Advising for more information on minors, certificates or other CLA programs.


Prerequisites: GER 1001 or equivalent placement with a minimum grade of C-.

GER 1002Introduction to German II 14
GER 2001Intermediate I3
GER 2002Intermediate II3
GER 3096Composition I3
Select one German Elective from 2000-, 3000-, and 4000-level courses3
Select one from:3
Culture and Civilization I
Culture and Civilization II
Total Credit Hours19

Students who place out of GER 1002 will replace this with a 3 credit elective and will meet the requirement for the minor with 18 credits.

Note: Up to two upper-level courses outside of the department will count as electives if they relate to the major and are approved by the faculty advisor in German.