The German Studies minor uses an interdisciplinary approach to learning language that also provides the opportunity to discover the culture of the speakers of German, which can include course work from outside the department. Students improve their German language skills as well as develop cultural knowledge in fields such as history, political science, philosophy, the arts and any of the multiple fields to which the German culture has so richly contributed.
Admission and Grade Requirements
Students minoring in German Studies must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.3, and a GPA of 2.5 in courses applied to the German Studies minor. The minimum grade acceptable in any course applied to the German Studies minor is a C (2.0). No courses taken on a pass/fail basis may be credited toward the German Studies minor.
With prior consent from a CU Denver German faculty advisor, students may apply substitute course work to fulfill the required areas of study. This would include, for example, courses taken outside the department, transfer credit, study abroad course work, etc. Please consult with a CU Denver German faculty advisor to receive permission for course substitution. GRMN 1010 and GRMN 1020 can NOT be applied toward this minor.
The German Studies minor requires 6 semester hours of upper-division course work. A minimum of 12 semester hours must be taken from German faculty at CU Denver. Courses taken at other institutions while a student is enrolled at CU Denver may be applied to the minor only with departmental approval before enrollment in those courses.
Students who have completed course work through an approved exchange program must also complete a residency requirement of a minimum of 6 credits of upper-division German courses. This residency requirement must include at least 3 semester hours of language skills courses at CU Denver.
Upon declaring a minor in German Studies, each student will be assigned to a faculty advisor with whom the student should consult at least once per semester thereafter. It is especially important that students have their transcripts reviewed by their advisor before enrolling in their final 30 credit hours at CU Denver. Failure to do so may result in delay of graduation.