The German language and culture program includes two-plus years of German language study based on a communicative approach emphasizing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as cultural studies. In addition, there is the opportunity to participate in the St. Scholastica/Leipzig Exchange Program, an exchange of St. Scholastica students and students from the Leipzig Medical Training Institute in Germany (see STUDY ABROAD, General Information). All students with previous German study are required to take the Language Placement Test for placement into the appropriate skills section.
Minor in German
A minimum of 20 credits beyond GMN 1111 Beginning German Language and Culture I and including
GMN 1112 Beginning German Language and Culture II
GMN 2201 Intermediate German I and
GMN 2202 Intermediate German II are required.
Remaining credits may be fulfilled by any other GMN courses, GCL 3302 Europe Today or GCL/CTA 3202 Culture through Film, Section 002 courses and Study Abroad option.
All minors are required to participate in a summer language program abroad, preferably at the Goethe Institute (four weeks/4 cr.) or with the St. Scholastica/ Leipzig Exchange Program (two weeks/2 cr.). GCL 4555 GCL Internship and other credited study abroad programs may be substituted with permission of the instructor, who also reserves the right to substitute requirements when warranted.