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Department of Germanic Studies

Minor in Dutch Studies (Minors)

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements DUTCHMIN
The Minor in Dutch Studies focuses on Dutch language, literatures, and cultures. It allows students to achieve proficiency in Dutch while exploring advanced topics in the literatures, media, intellectual histories, and societies of Dutch-speaking regions including the Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, the Netherlands Antilles, French Flanders, South Africa, and Indonesia. The minor can serve as a preparation for study abroad or to supplement a global career in the diverse areas of Dutch influence.


The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Intensive Dutch II. One (1) course:
    • GER-N 150 Beginning Dutch II
  2. Dutch Reading, Composition, and Conversation I. One (1) course:
    • GER-N 200 Dutch Reading, Composition, and Conversation I
  3. Dutch Reading, Composition, and Conversation II. One (1) course:
    • GER-N 250 Dutch Reading, Composition, and Conversation II
  4. Electives. Nine (9) credit hours:
    • GER-N 300 Advanced Dutch I
    • GER-N 330 Advanced Dutch II
    • GER-E 341 Dutch Culture: The Modern Netherlands
    • GER-E 342 Topics in Dutch Culture and History
    • GER-E 343 Topics in Dutch Literature
    • ARTH-A 437 Playing with Pictures in the Fifteenth-Century Netherlands
    • HON-H 251 Hutton Honors Study Abroad (approved topic: "Wartime in the Netherlands")
  5. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.