The undergraduate minor in German requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in college-level German courses, including at least 12 s.h. in courses taken at the University of Iowa. All Department of German courses numbered 3000 or above count toward the minor. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

The minor may include a maximum of 3 s.h. in Department of German courses numbered 2002-2100 (e.g., GRMN:2002 Intermediate German II). It must include 9 s.h. in Department of German courses (prefix GRMN) numbered 3000 or above. Contraception Across Time and Cultures (GRMN:1100) and German Cultural Activities (GRMN:1500) do not count toward the minor.

Students may count one Department of German course taught in English and numbered 2500-2999 toward the minor by registering for 4 s.h. of credit for the course instead of 3 s.h.; the additional 1 s.h. of credit reflects an added research component. See "German in Translation Courses" below. View 3000-level course selections (prefix GRMN) under Courses in this section of the Catalog. Courses taught in English that are taken for 3 s.h. do not count toward the minor in German.

With the approval of the director of undergraduate studies, students may count up to 6 s.h. earned in study abroad at a university in a German-speaking country toward the minor.

German in Translation Courses

Students may use one of the following toward the minor:
GRMN:2550Mardi Gras and More: Cultures of Carnival4
GRMN:2618The Third Reich and Literature4
GRMN:2620Anne Frank and Her Story4
GRMN:2630German Cinema: Greatest Hits4
GRMN:2650German Nationalism After WWII4
GRMN:2655Muslim Minorities in the West4
GRMN:2660Magic Mirrors, Self-Discovery, and Murder: Gender Trouble in German Literature4
GRMN:2666Pact with the Devil4
GRMN:2675The Politics of Memory: Holocaust, Genocide, and 9/114
GRMN:2720Germany in the World4
GRMN:2770Norse Mythology: Gods, Heroes, and Monsters of Northern Europe4
GRMN:2780King Arthur Through the Ages4
GRMN:2785The Fantastic and Supernatural in German Fiction and Film4