Major & Minor

Students can major or minor in MCL/German Studies.
In addition, the department supports the FLIE-German major which combines study of the German Language and International Economics.

The German Studies track of the MCL degree is comprised of four parts: an MCL common core, German Studies Track Requirements, German Studies Track Electives and 2 A&S major electives from related disciplines.

MCL Common Core

  • MCL 100: The World of Language (3)
  • MCL 200: Global Literacy (3)
  • Cross-disciplinary requirement: a course at or above the 200-level offered by MCL in an area other than the student’s major field (3)
  • MCL 495: Independent Study capstone (3)

    Total Core Hours: 12

German Studies Track Requirements

  • GER 307: Intermediate German Composition and Conversation I (3)
  • GER 308: Intermediate German Composition and Conversation II (3)
  • GER 311: Introduction to German Literature: Themes (3)
  • GER 312: Introduction to German Literature: Popular Forms (3)

    Total 12 hours

German Studies Track Electives

  • Any four GER course 300+ including MCL 343. [GER 311 can be applied here if it is taken 2x with different topics.]

    Total 12 hours

2 additional A&S courses related to students’ overall course of study and German Studies. 

Total 6 hours


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