University Catalog 2024-2025

German (Minor)

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


To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. Go to the Add a Minor page to apply. (Students may declare the minor when they are enrolled in a class that counts toward the minor.)


Students should declare the minor as soon as they have completed the first course for the minor, and complete their course work according to their minor degree audit, and the minor requirements. Students can monitor their progress toward completing the minor by viewing their Minor Degree Audit online, anytime, in MyPack Portal. Questions regarding unmet course requirements on the Minor Degree Audit (indicated by a red ‘X’) should be directed to the Minor Coordinator, below. Students contact the Coordinator of Advising, once they have completed all of their courses for the minor, or during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State, in order to complete the final certification of the minor. 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 World Languages and Cultures 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 double-count between major departmental requirements and courses counting toward the minor.
  • A maximum of ONE (1) course may double-count between courses counting toward this minor and additional minors.
  • 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
WLGE 202Intermediate German II3
or WLGE 212 German Language, Culture, Science, and Technology
Elective Courses
Select three of the following:9
Austrian Culture Up Close
Advanced German
German Oral and Written Expression
Business German
Introduction to German Translation
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

If placing at the FLG 300 level through the NC State Placement Exam, you will need to take an additional course at the 300 or 400 level in order to assemble the 15 credits for the minor.


No more than two (2) courses may be selected from the language skill courses WLGE 301 Advanced German, WLGE 302 German Oral and Written Expression, WLGE 307 Business German, WLGE 311 Introduction to German Translation.