Texas Tech University

Languages & Cultures - German Major

The undergraduate Languages & Cultures - German major consists of thirty hours of course work at the 2000 level and above, including 6 hrs. of writing intensive courses. A student can begin work at any level, but must complete a minimum of five 4000-level courses (or a minimum of three 4000-level courses and the two summer study abroad courses, GERM 3305 and GERM 3306). Courses are offered in culture, language and literature. Courses taken in English (for example, GERM 3312, GERM 3313) count toward the major, but cannot be counted toward the university foreign language requirement. Moreover, majors must take at least one course on the 3000 level which is taught in German. At least nine hours of upper level classes must be taken in residence at Texas Tech. Usually only students within twelve hours of graduation may enroll in GERM 4000 Independent Study, with the consent of the instructor. Each major is tailored to meet student needs. For more detailed information, consult your Undergraduate Catalogue.

Students interested in a German Major should contact Carla Burrus to discuss their studies and to complete a degree plan.

Courses offered in German Hours for the Major
GERM 2301 A Second Course in German I possible 6 hours
GERM 2302 A Second Course in German II  
GERM 3301 German Culture and Society  
GERM 3303 Conversation and Composition  
GERM 3304 Introduction to Literature  
GERM 3305 German Language Studies (taught in Germany*)  
GERM 3306 Contemporary Germany (taught in Germany*)  
GERM 3312 Literature of the Holocaust (in English) minimum 6 hours
GERM 3313 Northern Myths and Legends (in English) possible 6-15 hours
GERM 4301 Grammar  
GERM 4303 German Classics  
GERM 4305 Readings in German Language and Literature
(can be repeated for credit)
GERM 4309 Business German  
GERM 4000 Independent Study (3 hours) minimum of 15 hours**

*The German Summer Study Abroad Program is usually offered every year during the first summer session.
Departmental scholarships are available for study abroad.
**Or 9 hours plus GERM 3305 and GERM 3306.