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The German minor provides insights into modern German-speaking societies, their culture and history. Gain access to a world of inspiring opportunities in political science and history, STEM fields, sustainability, business, music and the arts by including a German minor in your studies at St. Scholastica.

Modern Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are diverse and technologically advanced. German-speaking societies are continuously implementing changes to make their communities more environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. Immerse yourself in German as you listen to contemporary songs, film and poetry, examine the historical legacy, and explore STEM topics. Your coursework will help you gain new skills in comprehension, speaking, reading and writing, emphasizing active use of German within the context of daily life.

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All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

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100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

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Program Requirements

Minor: 20 credits
Participation in Study Abroad program

Here are some classes you could take as part of this minor. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.


GMN 1112 – Beginning German Language and Culture II

Introduces more complex linguistic features and continues the development of the oral, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills within culturally contrastive contexts. Prerequisite: C- or higher in GMN 1111, placement exam or consent of instructor.

GMN 2201 – Intermediate German I

Promotes the synthesis of the basic language skills through a grammar review, vocabulary building, the use of authentic texts, hands-on projects, films and native speakers to generate discussion and deepen cultural understanding. Prerequisite: Placement test or permission of instructor.

GMN 2202 – Intermediate German II

Continues the language skills and cultural understanding synthesis of the previous course, adding historical and literary texts to help develop the pragmatics of opinion formation and more complex discourse. Prerequisite: GMN 2201 or permission of instructor.

Career Outlook

Consider a German minor as an invaluable asset for majors in:

Additionally as a path to scholarships and internships in:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics

With a special emphasis on sustainability throughout its curriculum and a study abroad course to Germany focused on sustainability issues, the German minor pairs especially well with a major in Sustainability Studies and the Environment.

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