Germanic Languages and Literatures Minors

Students wishing to pursue a minor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with department advisor.

German Languages and Literatures Advising

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German Major — A plan for the major in German is developed in consultation with and must be approved by Karl-Georg Federhofer (kallimz@umich.edu) or Andrew Mills (ajmills@umich.edu), the department advisors. Appointments are scheduled online at www.lsa.umich.edu/german/undergrad/advising

German Department faculty are also available to students during regularly scheduled office hours which are posted on the bulletin board outside 3110 Modern Languages Building.

German Minors — Students wishing to pursue a minor in German Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with  Kalli Federhofer or Andrew Mill, the department advisors. Appointments are scheduled online at www.lsa.umich.edu/german/undergrad/advising

Scandinavian Minor  — Students wishing to pursue a minor in Scandinavian Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with Johanna Eriksson, johannae@umich.edu

Information about graduate opportunities and careers

Information about graduate opportunities and careers specifically available to students majoring or minoring in German may be obtained from the Department office.

Scandinavian Studies Program information +

Not a concentration program

Scandinavian countries have made important contributions to Western civilization, from the Sagas of the medieval period to the pioneers of modern drama, Ibsen and Strindberg, the childrens literature of Astrid Lindgren, cinema, design, and other art forms. Scandinavian thinkers have also made crucial contributions to the development of the social welfare state, biotechnology, and engineering. Scandinavian companies such as Nokia, IKEA, and ABB are a major presence in international business, and it is a little-known fact that Sweden invest a higher percentage of it GDP in research than any other country in the world, including the U.S. Sweden is the third-largest exporter of music. According to the United Nations, the Scandinavian countries rank highest in the world in quality of life, and they offer revealing comparisons with other industrial and post-industrial societies. The study of these contributions deserves to be strongly represented at a great research university such as the University of Michigan. We are proud to recall that the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust, was a University of Michigan alumnus.

The Scandinavian program offers courses that take the pan-Scandinavian view in literature, history, culture, society, architecture, and the arts, plus courses that focus in depth on Swedish language and literature. Opportunities to study at the University of Uppsala, as well as Stockholm University, during a semester or  year abroad program and to secure a summer internship in a Scandinavian country further enhance students career options for graduate study, teaching, international business, or non-profit work. Students enrolled in the fourth-term Swedish course have the opportunity to travel to Sweden as a group on a study trip over Spring Break each year.

 

 

Scandinavian Studies Academic Minor

EffectiveWinter 2014

Prerequisites to the Minor

SCAND 234 or equivalent, as determined by the Departmental placement examination.

Requirements for the Minor

At least 15 credits and five courses, to be chosen from the following categories as stated below.

  1. Required Scandinavian courses: SCAND 325, 331, and 375.
  2. Electives: Two courses chosen from among:  
    • SCAND 351, 421, 430, 442, 460, 480.
    • Appropriate (Scandinavian topic) sections of: ENGLISH 407, SAC 330, and SAC 441.
    • PHIL 371.

Scandinavian Studies Minor (Fall 2012-Fall 2013) +

Scandinavian Studies Academic Minor

Effective Fall 2012-Fall 2013

Not open to student electing any minor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Prerequisites to the Minor

SCAND 234 or equivalent, as determined by the Departmental placement examination.

Requirements for the Minor

At least 15 credits and five courses, to be chosen from the following categories as stated below.

  1. Required Scandinavian courses: SCAND 325, 331, and 375.
  2. Electives: Two courses chosen from among:  
    • SCAND 351, 421, 430, 442, 460, 480.
    • Appropriate (Scandinavian topic) sections of: ENGLISH 407, SAC 330, and SAC 441.
    • PHIL 371.

Scandinavian Studies Academic Minor (Fall 2009-Summer 2012) +

Scandinavian Studies Academic Minor

An academic minor in the Department of German Languages is not open to students with a concentration or another academic minor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.

Effective Fall 2009-Summer 2012

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: SCAND 234 or equivalent, as determined by the Departmental placement examination.

Academic Minor Program: At least 15 credits and five courses, to be chosen from the following categories as stated below.

  1. Required Scandinavian courses: SCAND 325, 331, and 375.
  2. Electives: Two courses chosen from among:  
    • SCAND 351, 421, 430, 442, 460, 480.
    • Appropriate (Scandinavian topic) sections of: ENGLISH 407, SAC 330, and SAC 441.
    • PHIL 371.

Scandinavian Studies Academic Minor (through Summer 2009) +

Effective through Summer 2009 

An academic minor in the Department of German Languages is not open to students with a concentration or another academic minor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: SCAND 234 or equivalent, as determined by the Departmental placement examination.

Academic Minor Program: At least 15 credits and five courses, to be chosen from the following categories as stated below.

  1.  Required Scandinavian courses: SCAND 331, 349, and 375.
  2. Electives: Two courses chosen from among:

    • SCAND 351, 421, 430, 442, 460, 480.
    • Appropriate (Scandinavian topic) sections of: ENGLISH 407, SAC 330, and SAC 441.
    • PHIL 371.


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