German Studies

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Davidson, NC 28035

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Davidson, NC 28035

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German Studies Major & Minor

Students majoring in German Studies are required to fulfill the following requirements.

  • Nine courses above German 201, including German 250, 260, and German 495, the senior comprehensive course, which includes a thesis (PDF).
  • During the senior year at Davidson, students must take at least two courses at the 400 level, one of which must be German 495, the other a seminar taught in German
  • Students must demonstrate proficiency in the German language at the B2 level (as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • The department strongly recommends study abroad with Duke/Davidson in Berlin

Students may not include more than one independent study course below the 400 level.

Honors

To receive honors, a student must at the time of graduation have an overall GPA of 3.2 or better, have a 3.5 average in all courses counted toward the major, have fulfilled all the requirements for the major, and the department must judge the thesis (written for German 495) and its defense worthy of honors.

Minor Requirements

Students minor in German Studies are required to fulfill the following requirements.

  • Six courses above German 201 with at least three that must be taken in residence, including German 250 or 260 (or both), and at least one 400-level course taught in German
  • Courses may not include more than one independent study course below the 400 level
  • The department strongly recommends study abroad with Duke/Davidson in Berlin