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Modern Language and Culture - German minor

Minor discontinued

This minor no longer accepts new students. Currently matriculated students are not affected.

Ulrike Stroszeck, Minor Adviser
(585) 475-2921,

This minor was not coverted to semesters. A minor in Modern Language-German is available.

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
View this minor's information from the retired quarter calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Legacy Quarter Text: 

The modern language and culture minor consists of five courses: three language courses beyond Beginning Level I and two culture courses. The minor provides beginning and some intermediate level study of a modern language and appropriate courses in the culture of the nations where that language is most often used. The goal of this minor is to introduce students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (e.g., history, art, literature, politics, anthropology, and music) of one particular country or area. Students will become aware of the relationship between language and culture and of the differences between their own language and culture and those of the country they choose to study.

0525-460 Beginning German I

Required Courses—A sequence of three from the following:
0525-461 Beginning German II
0525-462 Beginning German III
0525-463 Intermediate German I
0525-464 Intermediate German II
0525-465 Intermediate German III
0525-466 Advanced German I
0525-467 Advanced German II
0525-468 Advanced German III

Electives—Choose two of the following culture courses:
0525-477 Contemporary German Culture*
0525-479 Special Topics: Modern German Culture Through Film
0505-459 Era of Haydn and Mozart
0505-465 Special Topics: Mozart’s Operas
0505-482 Beethoven
0505-483 Bach and the Baroque
0505-484 Romanticism in Music
0505-486 German Theater and Drama
0507-488 Modern Germany

* Contemporary German Culture (0525-477) is offered alternating summers in Marburg, Germany.