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Loyola University Chicago

German Studies Minor


The German Studies Minor will appeal to students who are interested in gaining cultural proficiency in German beyond a language ability in order to enhance their majors in such areas as Theology, History and International Studies, and their global career opportunities in international and domestic business, marketing, law, translation, government service, news services, or the publishing industry.

Students completing the German Studies Minor will:

Students may be interested in acquiring German as a tool for graduate study in History, Political Science, Library Science, and/or other areas.

Students completing the German Studies Minor will achieve a mid-intermediate level of German language proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and listening according to the Proficiency Guidelines of the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages. Additionally, they will be able to pursue a wider perspective on global issues, venture into the landscape of German society, and understand the foundation of German culture, history, and economics.

Students may wish to satisfy some of the requirements through study abroad in a German-speaking country.

The final component of the program is a one- credit hour capstone project and paper, done in consultation with a German faculty member.


German Studies
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660

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