German Minor


In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least 9 credits of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

GERM 301Conversation and Composition3
GERM 302Contemporary German Society3
GERM 303Introduction to German Literature3
One additional course (3 credit hours) beyond GERM 2063
Total Hours12

GERM courses numbered above 399 may count toward the minor with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies, who will note whether the course is taught in English or in German.

GSLL courses numbered above 200 may count toward the minor with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies.

Three German LAC credit hours may be used as a substitute for one three-hour course taught in German for the minor. (See “Opportunities” above.)

Dutch language courses (DTCH 402, DTCH 403, and DTCH 404) may not count toward the minor. However, DTCH 396 and DTCH 405 may be counted toward the minor as courses taught in the target language (i.e., not in English).

Students must establish credit for GERM 204 (or GERM 206) as a prerequisite for a German minor.

Students who desire to pursue a minor in German should have a grade of B or better in GERM 203 and GERM 204 (or in GERM 206).

At least nine credit hours beyond GERM 206 must be taken at UNC–Chapel Hill to fulfill the requirements of the minor. Minors who study abroad or wish to transfer credit from another institution may apply to transfer one course counting toward the minor. Before their departure for a study abroad program, students should consult the relevant director of undergraduate studies about appropriate courses taken abroad for the minor.

Students who receive placement credit (PL) or By-Examination credit (BE) for GERM 301 and/or GERM 302 must substitute this credit with coursework (three credit hours each to replace GERM 301 and/or GERM 302) to complete the requirements for the minor. The additional coursework must be numbered above GERM 303. Students may not re-enroll in a course for which they have received PL or BE credit.

German (GERM) and Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures (GSLL) course descriptions.

See program page here for special opportunities.