German (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The objective of the minor in a foreign language is to enable students majoring in any field to acquire proficiency in a second language, understanding the culture, and knowledge of the countries in which the language is spoken.


Information about adding a minor is available on the Student Services Center website


Information about adding a minor is available on the Student Services Center website. Certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State. Students should meet with the Coordinator of Advising, Ms. Susan Navey-Davis  (919.515.9288,, 321 Withers), to complete the final certification. Students will receive official recognition on their transcripts for the completed minor.

Contact Person

Dr. Lutz Kube
225 Withers

Plan Requirements

  • Completion of 15 credit hours is required.
  • 9 Credit hours must be taken at NC State and a maximum of six (6) credit hours may be transferred into the minor from another institution.
  • The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will determine which courses transferred from other institutions may qualify in meeting requirements for the minor, as well as the number of transfer credits permitted to meet program requirements.
  • It is required that students complete at least three (3) courses either at NC State or at an NC State sponsored study-abroad program.
  • A grade of ‘C-‘ or better is required in all courses in the minor program.
  • A maximum of one (1) course may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
  • No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.

Students may declare the minor when they are enrolled in a class that counts toward the minor.

Required Courses
Select one of the following:3
Intermediate German I
FLG 202Intermediate German II3
or FLG 212 German Language, Culture, Science, and Technology
Elective Courses
Select three of the following:9
The Arts of Vienna 1900
Advanced German 2
German Oral and Written Expression 2
Business German 2
Introduction to German Translation 2
Germanic Civilization and Culture
New German Cinema and Beyond
Introduction to German Literature
Twentieth Century German Literature
German Lyric Poetry
German Studies Topics
Independent Study in German
Current Issues in German-Language Media
Cultural Artifacts in the German-Speaking Countries
Green Germany: Nature and Environment in German Speaking Cultures
Senior Seminar in German Studies
Internship in Germany, Austria, or German-Speaking Switzerland
Total Hours15