Interdisciplinary in nature, the academic field known as German studies combines the close study of texts and media with broad humanistic inquiry into the foundations and structures of culture and society. The minor is a good option for students who want to gain a foundation in German language, culture and literature within a context of other interdisciplinary connections.
Admission to the Minor
Any student who intends to earn the minor in German studies should speak with a faculty member of the department by the end of the sophomore year. Satisfactory completion of the minor will be certified by the department.
The minor requires six course credits with a minimum GPA of B. Four of the courses must be above the GRST102 level and taught entirely in German; at least three of these must be taken at Wesleyan. The other two courses may be in either English or German. All German language courses below the 300-level counted toward the minor must be taken for a letter grade. Please note GRST101 and GRST102 do not count towards the German Studies minor.