The German Major
An undergraduate German major consists of thirty hours of course work at the 2000-level and above. 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 Minor should contact the undergraduate advisor in German to discuss their studies and to complete a degree plan.
(806) 742-3145 ext. 236
Courses offered in German Hours for the Major (minimum total of 30 hours)
GERM 2301 A Second Course in German I possible 6
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 6-15hours _______________________________________________________________________________________________
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 15 hours minimum of 15 hours**
German Courses in TTU Course Catalog
*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.