The German minor is designed for students who want to study the German language and culture of German-speaking countries to meet the growing demand for specialists with language skills and intercultural expertise in the fields of commerce, technology, education, government, etc. Given the economic, cultural, and technological importance of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the German language is of great significance in international relations.
Students can combine a minor in German with a major in almost any field to increase competitive edge in the professional environment. This is especially pertinent to history majors. Some electives come from the Department of History, which offers courses relevant to the German minor.
The German minor is intended for both heritage speakers and non-native speakers of German to provide proficiency in written and spoken German as well as broad understanding of Germanic culture, society, and history. An elective for the minor may be met through study abroad.
The German minor at Coastal Carolina University requires a minimum of 18 credit hours above the 115 level. The following courses are required.