Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2020-2021, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2020. Access the catalog of record at https://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

The German Minor

Two options are available:

  • 18 units: at least 9 of the 18 units must be in upper-division courses.
  • 12 units of upper-division courses. Prerequisites: Fourth-semester competency in German and approval of department chair.

A minimum of six upper-division units must be taken on the USD campus. The experience of living and studying in a German-speaking country is most highly recommended.

Recommended Program of Study for the German Minor

GERM 101 through GERM 202 courses must be taken in order, one course per semester. Once the 300 level is reached, two courses or more can be taken at the same time, but prerequisites must be observed. When planning the minor, the program director will help map out the best course for each student according to previous background, future career goals, or personal interest.