German Studies Minor

The German Studies Minor offers students the opportunity to explore the broad interdisciplinary field of German and German-speaking Europe. The Minor, which will complement students’ areas of specialization, will allow them to attain proficiency in all language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). It will also give students an optimal framework for attaining a solid foundation of knowledge, experience, and skills that will help them understand the culture, literature, and history of the German-speaking countries. Moreover, the Minor will help students understand the transatlantic relationship and prepare them to approach productively the challenges facing our increasingly global world. The Minor not only develops students’ analytic skills but also teaches them to recognize, negotiate, and appreciate cultural difference.

Minor in German Studies Requirements: 18 Credits*

A minimum of 12 credits toward the minor must be taken at Creighton. Credits taken as part of a Faculty Lead Program Away (FLPA) count as Creighton courses.

Select 18 credits from the following courses:18
Intermediate German
German Literature and Civilization I: From the Middle Ages to 1871
German Literature and Civilization II: From 1871 to the Present
German For Business And Economics
Studies In Contemporary German Culture: The Last 25 Years
German Conversation 1
Introduction To German Literature
Directed Independent Study
Directed Independent Research
The New Berlin (3-week summer course in Berlin, Germany)
Contemporary German Literature
German Novelle
The Multiplicity of German Culture: Cultural Differences and Marginality
Reading German Films
Total Credits18

May be repeated to a limit of three credits.


Kingfisher Concentration requirements are 9 credits total, chosen from the list of courses in the associated minor. Note that GER 110 and GER 112 are eligible for the German Studies Kingfisher Concentration but are not eligible for the German Studies minor.