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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22


GERM - German Studies Courses

OUR PROGRAMS

  • Major A focuses on literary and non-literary texts and other media in their historical, intellectual and material contexts.
  • Major B combines German Studies classes with those in other departments and programs, on topics related to German Studies.
  • The modified major is designed by the student, combining German Studies with another discipline in order to allow for truly interdisciplinary projects, e.g., German Studies and Geography.It may include classes without a German Studies connection, but all classes should be relevant to the research project.
  • A minor in German Studies is often done in conjunction with a major another department (e.g., Government, Economics, Physics).

 

 

Major A

Major A focuses on literary and non-literary texts and other media in their historical, intellectual and material contexts.

 

PREREQUISITES

Three courses at the intermediate level (German 6, German 10.00, German 10.01, German 10.02, German 10.03, German 10.06), or permission of the Chair.

MAJOR-LEVEL COURSES

  • Seven courses numbered above the 10-level
  • All three courses in the Foreign Study Program in Berlin receive major credit (German 29, 30, and 31)
  • German courses in English translation (e.g., German 13-15 and German 42-47) require additional work in German. Normally only two may count toward the major.Counting more than two courses in English translation toward the major requires permission by the chair.
  • With permission of the chair, you may substitute one appropriate course in another department.
  • Majors need to have taken German 64 or 65 as a major culminating experience by the end of the fall quarter of their senior year.
  • Majors who wish to write an honors thesis need to submit a thesis proposal to the department at the end of their major culminating experience.They can take their thesis writing credit (German 87) at any point in their senior year.

     

     

    Major B

    Major B combines German Studies classes with those in other departments and programs, on topics related to German Studies.

    PREREQUISITES

    Three courses at the intermediate level (German 6, German 10.00, German 10.01, German 10.02, German 10.03, German 10.06), or permission of the Chair.

    MAJOR-LEVEL COURSES

  • Five courses from the Department of German Studies numbered above the 10-level. German courses in English translation (e.g., German 13-15 and German 42-47) require additional work in German. Normally only one may count toward the major.Counting more than one course in English translation in German Studies toward Major B requires permission by the chair.

     

    Modified Major

    The modified major is designed by the student, combining German Studies with another discipline in order to allow for truly interdisciplinary projects, e.g., German Studies and Geography.  It may include classes without a German Studies connection, but all classes should be relevant to the research project.  This major is designed individually by the student with a departmental adviser and needs approval by the chair. It often includes Dartmouth’s Foreign Study Program in Berlin.

     

    PREREQUISITES

    Three courses at the intermediate level (German 6, German 10.00, German 10.01, German 10.02, German 10.03, German 10.06), or permission of the Chair.

    THE MODIFIED PORTION

  • You can choose four courses beyond the introductory level that are taught in one other department or program. These courses must be approved by the chair of the Department of German Studies.

    THE GERMAN STUDIES PORTION

  • You must complete four courses numbered above the 10-level. German courses in English translation (e.g., German 13-15 and German 42-47) require additional work in German. Normally only one may count toward the major.Counting more than one course in English translation in German Studies toward the Modified Major requires permission by the chair.
  • Majors need to have taken German 64 or 65 as a major culminating experience by the end of the fall quarter of their senior year.
  • Three courses beyond the introductory level that are taught in other departments or programs such as Art History, Comparative Literature, Film Studies, Geography, Government, History, Jewish Studies, Music, Philosophy, or Religion. In principle, any relevant course in the Dartmouth curriculum that is approved by the Department of German Studies may qualify for this major.
  • Majors need to have taken German 64 or 65 as a major culminating experience by the end of the fall quarter of their senior year.

 

Minor

Students wishing to declare a minor must sign up for it no later than the fall term of their senior year.

REQUIREMENTS

 

Two courses at the intermediate level (German 6, German 10.00, German 10.01, German 10.02, German 10.03, German 10.06), or permission of the Chair.

You must complete four courses numbered above the 10-level. German courses in English translation (e.g., German 13-15 and German 42-47) require additional work in German. Normally only one may count toward the major.  Counting more than one course in English translation in German Studies toward the Minor requires permission by the chair.

  • One of the advanced German courses may be replaced with an appropriate advanced course in another department or program, such as Film Studies, Government, History, Jewish Studies, Music, or Philosophy.