Note: Department chairs frequently change at the beginning of the academic year. Students should contact departments for updated information.
Summary of Requirements for the Major
● Prerequisites: German 0051and 0052 or equivalent placement with a minimum grade of C. ● Required courses: ten courses in German. ● Students who place out of C061 will need one additional elective; those who place out of 0062 will need two additional electives.
Requirements for the Major
Note: Up to two upper-level courses outside of the Department will count as electives if they relate to the major as approved in writing by the faculty advisor.
Requirements for the Minor
● Six courses in German. ● Prerequisites: German 0051 or equivalent placement with a minimum grade of C.
Requirements for the Special Foreign Language Certificate in German
Distinction in Major
To be considered for Distinction in the German Major, students must: (1) Complete the requirements for the concentration in German with a GPA of at least 3.50; (2) Have an overall GPA of at least 3.25; (3) Be recommended to the Chair of the department by the German faculty advisor.
Students declaring a major or minor in the department are strongly encouraged to study abroad. Temple University has programs at the universities of Hamburg and 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 International Studies requirement.
Students interested in Study Abroad should discuss their plans with the faculty advisor in German early in their academic program.
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