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German Studies Minor

Minor Planning Guide [PDF]

Language Courses

Students must complete the following language courses or their equivalents for all upper-division work in German literature:

First Year German
LIGM 1A/AX or  equivalent
LIGM 1B/BX or  equivalent
LIGM 1C/CX or  equivalent

Second Year German
LTGM  2A  or  equivalent
LTGM  2B  or  equivalent
LTGM  2C  or  equivalent

Minor Courses

Students plan their minor in consultation with their German Studies faculty adviser, and submit it to the program director for approval. All courses taken for the minor must be taken for a letter grade and all courses must be passed with a C- or better. Electives must be taken in at least 2 departments. The minor in German Studies consists of seven courses, at least five of which must be upper-division, including:

LTGM 100. German Studies I: Aesthetic Cultures (4) OR LTGM 101. German Studies II: National Identities (4)

UD Elective or language course

UD Elective or language course

UD Elective

UD Elective

UD Elective

UD Elective

Study Abroad

All German Studies students are strongly encouraged to make overseas study an integral part of their program. The UC Education Abroad Program (EAP), UC San Diego's Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP), or Global Seminars may be used to complete requirements for the major. Students may petition to use up to 3 courses completed while studying abroad in their minor. 

 The UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) conducts formal programs of study in Berlin, and Munich, ranging from 1-quarter, intensive beginning language programs to a full year of study at a German university. For more information about those programs visit the UCEAP Study Abroad in Germany page. Information about all of these programs may be found on the Study Abroad UC San Diego page. You may also contact the Study Abroad Office at 858-534-1123 or via email at

Students considering study abroad must meet with the German Studies Program Director before going abroad to discuss how study abroad coursework will fulfill requirements for the major. Students should note that:

  • courses to be applied toward the minor, must be the equivalent of at least 4 quarter upper-division units at UC San Diego.
  • these courses must be as academically rigorous as UC San Diego upper-division courses.


Student will need to provide supporting evidence (course descriptions, course syllabi, papers, exams, etc.) of all abroad courses to be applied toward completion of the German Studies minor. Study abroad coursework will need to be petitioned upon student's return.