Foreign Languages and Literatures at MIT

German Requirements

Advisor:  Ellen Crocker

A Humanities major in German consists of 8 subjects which may include a pre-thesis and thesis, plus a 4 subject cluster. The cluster is a coherent grouping from another Humanities field. (Pre-thesis and thesis are reserved for students who have completed most or all of the subjects offered in a particular language group and demonstrate outstanding competence in the particular field of study. Normally, it is recommended that students substitute two additional subjects in place of a thesis option.)

Advisor:  Ellen Crocker

In light of the importance of foreign languages in today’s international world of science and engineering, the HASS Minor gives undergraduates a unique opportunity to combine a degree in science or engineering with a Minor in German. The Minor in German leads students who have already reached an intermediate level of proficiency (second semester or above) into a more advanced study of the language, literature, and culture. A minor in German consists of six subjects arranged in 3 levels of study. Please note that German I & II do not count towards the Minor.

Advisor:  Peter Weise

There are several concentration options, depending on whether your focus is language or literature and culture. A language concentration consists of 3 or 4 language subjects, depending on your incoming language competence. An upper level concentration may include 3rd or 4th semester language plus upper level subjects taught in the foreign language. Subjects offered in English may be applied towards fulfilling certain concentration requirements; please see the concentration advisor for approval.

Study Abroad
Advisor:  Peter Weise

You may also consider spending a summer, a semester, or a year abroad. Credits received from most accredited programs will count towards your major, minor or concentration you should consult with the Study Abroad Advisor in German prior to your departure.

Transfer Credits
Examiner:  Ellen Crocker

Language Coordinator:  Dagmar Jaeger

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