Texas Tech University

German Minor

The minor in German consists of a minimum of 20 hours of German language courses. This includes:

  • GERM 1502 or GERM 1507
  • 9 hours of upper-level courses
    • at least 3 of the 9 hours must be at the 4000-level in German
    • 3 of the 9 hours must be in residence communication literacy (CL). See the student's respective catalog for specific courses and requirement. This information is based on the 2018-2019 Catalog.

A grade of at least C in all major and minor courses is required. College Level Examination (CLEP) credits are accepted by the department.

Note: Courses taught in English do not count toward the German minor. Students may not complete all 9 hours of their upper-level requirement in one semester. 3 of the 9 hours must be taken in residence.

Students wishing to obtain information on this minor should consult Carla Burrus, the German advisor in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures. She can provide information on all aspects of the major and minor programs, including career opportunities.

Why do a German Minor? The marketable skills you will gain:

Why a German minor

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Courses Credits
1st -year courses:  
• GERM 1502 OR 1507 5
2nd-year courses:  
• GERM 2301: A Second Course in German 3
• GERM 2302: A Second Course in German II 3
3rd-year courses:  
• GERM 3301: German Culture and Society (CL) 3
• GERM 3303: Conversation and Composition (CL) 3
• GERM 3304: Introduction to Literature (CL) 3
• GERM 3305: German Language Studies (Summer Study Abroad) 3
• GERM 3306: Contemporary Germany (Summer Study Abroad) (CL) 3
4th-year courses (you need at least 1):  
• GERM 4301: Grammar 3
• GERM 4303: German Classics (CL) 3
• GERM 4305: Readings in German Language and Literature (can be repeated for credit) (CL) 3
• GERM 4309: Business German 3
• GERM 4000: Independent Study 1-4

The German Summer Study Abroad Program is usually offered every year during the first summer session. Departmental scholarships are available for study abroad.