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Department of Germanic Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Germanic Studies

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements GERBA


The major requires at least 30 credit hours* (at or above the 200 level), including the requirements listed below.
  1. Gateway Courses. Two (2) courses:
    • GER-E 336 Introduction to the Structure of Germanic Languages
    • GER-G 332 Introduction to German Literature and Media
    • GER-G 334 Introduction to German Thought and Culture
  2. Electives*.
    1. Advanced Electives taught in German. 12 credit hours:
      • Any GER-G 400–499 except GER-G 491; GER-G 492
      • Any GER-K 400–499
      • Any GER-N 400–499 except GER-N 400
      • Any GER-S 400–499 except GER-S 491
      • Any GER-Y 400–499
    2. Additional Electives. Additional GER courses, as needed, to fulfill remaining requirements.
  3. Additional Requirements. The courses selected to fulfill the requirements above must also satisfy the following:
    1. 21 credit hours must be taken in courses taught in German.
    2. Three (3) credit hours must be taken on the Indiana University Bloomington campus at the 400–499 level.
  4. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 18 credit hours in the major 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 18 credit hours in the major 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 major.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to major 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.