German (Minor)

German (Minor)
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What is German?

If you’re interested in the German language, literature and culture orintend to pursue a career where a background in foreign languages and culture would be useful, the German minor is for you. German is the most widely spoken language in Europe, and Germany plays a significant role in the global economy, making this minor program well suited to a variety of national and international careers.

Why study German at UNH?

You’ll gain a solid foundation in the German language while also studying aspects of the political, social and cultural life of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. You’ll have the opportunity to study abroad with your professors and classmates in our summer Berlin program, or join programs at universities such as Berlin, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Innsbruck, Marburg, Munich, Tübingen or Vienna. On campus, you’ll be encouraged to attend the Stammtisch —the German conversation hour—and also will have access to a wide array of extracurricular opportunities and co-curricular programming.

Potential career areas

  • Business
  • Communications/public relations
  • Community organizing/advocacy
  • Diplomacy/foreign service
  • Education/language teaching
  • Government and non-governmental organizations
  • Healthcare/public health
  • Journalism/writing
  • Law/international law
  • Social services
  • Sustainability/conservation
  • Tourism
  • Translation/Writing

Curriculum & Requirements

The German minor is offered by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. This program is of interest to the following groups of students:

  • Those who have a special interest in the German language, literature and culture.
  • Those who intend to enter fields in which a background in foreign languages and cultures is desirable, such as business, engineering, the sciences, law, international affairs,  government service and international service.

A minor consists of five courses in German numbered 503 and above.

Five electives selected from GERM 503 or above20
Total Credits20

The minor may include one course taught in English but not LLC 791 Methods of Foreign Language Teaching.

Students wishing to minor are expected to meet with a faculty member from the German program to discuss their course of study.

At the beginning of your final semester of study, you should fill out a certification of completion of minor form, obtain the necessary signatures, and submit it to your Dean's Office.

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