The Minor in Interdisciplinary German Studies is offered by the Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic. The minor includes introductory and intermediate level German, but allows up to two electives on German culture and history to be taken outside of German (allowing for the language of instruction to be English). This allows students more flexibility in course selection and although language acquisition is important, the study of German culture is emphasized.

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 II4
GER 2001Intermediate I3
GER 2002Intermediate II3
German 2000+ Elective (Language of instruction must be German.)3
Two Electives in German or a related discipline. (Language of instruction may be English.)6
Total Credit Hours19