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German Studies Major and Minor Requirements
Major

The German Studies Major

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the major must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.70).

Nine courses, including:

  • GERM-301 Conversation and Composition

  • GERM-321 Introduction to German Literature

  • Two additional 300-level courses in German

  • Two 400-level courses in German (if the student transfers in a 400-level course from a study abroad program, one 400-level course must be taken after return from study abroad)

  • Three additional courses from the list below, or a combination of additional courses in German at the 300-level or above taken at Richmond or as approved transfer credit. Note: CLAC in German is required for any course taught in English.

Students are expected to fulfill all prerequisites necessary for courses within the major. Prerequisites do not count toward the major unless otherwise noted.

The Residency Requirement

For all German Studies majors, at least five of the nine courses required for the major must be taken on the University of Richmond campus. Majors must take at least one 400-level class on campus after studying abroad, regardless of whether or not they have sufficient credits to fulfill the major or minor requirements.

Minor

The German Studies Minor

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the minor must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.70). Up to three classes may be transferred in toward the minor. Minors must take at least one 400-level class on campus after studying abroad, regardless of whether or not they have sufficient credits to fulfill the minor requirements.

Five courses, including:

  • GERM-301 Conversation and Composition

  • GERM-321 Introduction to German Literature

  • One 400-level course in German

  • Two additional courses from the list below or as approved transfer credit in German at the 300-level or above. Note: CLAC in German is required for any course taught in English.

The Residency Requirement

For all German Studies majors, at least five of the nine courses required for the major must be taken on the University of Richmond campus. Majors must take at least one 400-level class on campus after studying abroad, regardless of whether or not they have sufficient credits to fulfill the major or minor requirements.

Cross School

Cross-School Major in German Studies and International Business

(Earned in conjunction with a major in the Robins School of Business with an international business concentration.)

Nine courses and an interdisciplinary research project in addition to completing all requirements of the international business concentration for the business administration major, including:

  • Five units in German at the 300 or 400 level

  • One semester full-time study at the Universität Münster School of Business and Economics or at the Universität Mannheim Business School (four courses)

  • IDST-379 Interdisciplinary Research Project

The German major/international business option represents a collaborative project between the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the School of Arts and Sciences and the International Business Program in the Robins School of Business. Designated faculty members from each program will advise students upon declaration and as they progress through the major. The curriculum includes a semester abroad at one of the University's partner institutions. There, students will continue their Robins School concentrations and German Studies courses in classes with both local and other international students.

In order to prepare for the experience abroad, students in German will need to have completed at least GERM-202 on the Richmond campus. Students must take at least two courses in German at the Universität Münster or at the Universität Mannheim.

Students are required to take one 400-level course in German upon their return.