Coordinator: Associate Professor Johannes Evelein (Language and Culture Studies)
The minor in German studies gives students the opportunity to explore the profound influence that German art, literature, and thought have had upon European and world culture and to integrate the various disciplines of this field of study into an understanding of the cultures of the German-speaking world.
Students shall take six courses in three categories of inquiry, including at least one course, and no more than three, from each category. GRMN 401. Senior Seminar: Special Topics is required and must be taken in the senior year. At least one of the other five must be taken from the German literature offerings (GRMN 233, 301, 302, 399, and 460) at Trinity College. The German studies minor does not require the Language Proficiency Exam. Students are encouraged (although not required) to take some of their other courses in one of the study-abroad programs sponsored by the department. They should consult the coordinator of the minor and the director of international programs for more information. Examples of acceptable courses taught at the College are listed below. Others may be acceptable with the coordinator’s approval.
MUSC 312. The History of Western Music II
History, politics, and thought
Language and literature
In their senior year, students will enroll in GRMN 401 and write an interdisciplinary paper integrating the knowledge acquired in German language and literature courses with that acquired in at least one of the other areas of inquiry being counted toward the minor. The integrating project may be written in English. Majors in German may not take this minor.