German major requirements: a minimum of 10 courses at the intermediate level and above. German majors are required to complete successfully German 301, 303, and 304 (or equivalent courses addressing German culture/literature of the 19th and of the 20th centuries, respectively). Majors are encouraged to enhance their knowledge of German thought and culture through allied courses in art, history, philosophy and political science. Majors who spent their third year abroad are required to take at least two courses at Holy Cross in their fourth year.
German minor requirements: a minimum of six courses at the intermediate level and above. German minors are required to complete successfully German 301 and German 303 or 304 (or an equivalent course addressing either the culture/literature of 19th- or 20th-century Germany). Minors who spend their third year abroad are required to take at least three courses at Holy Cross including one in their fourth year.
German Studies major requirements: offered through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (for details see CIS, Student-Designed Multidisciplinary Majors). The aim of the German Studies major is to develop an understanding of the cultural, social, and political life of the German-speaking people in their historical and international context.
• 2 courses in Intermediate German
• 1 course German Composition & Conversation
• 2 courses in German Culture/Literature
• 1 course on History
• 4 elective courses from German, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science or Religion
• Approval of course selection by Coordinator of MLL’s German section and the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
• Capstone project (if written in English, it needs to be accompanied by a brief abstract in German)