Students pursuing a concentration in German gain an understanding of the language, literature, and cultures of German speaking peoples and regions. There are opportunities to partake in study abroad programs, which can serve to enhance a student's experience and education.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Students may use 6 hours from the 200-level courses toward the concentration.
  • GER 202 is a prerequisite for GER 310, GER 311 and GER 313.
  • A minimum 6 upper division hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • Course substitutions are allowed for heritage and advanced speakers of the language; consult an advisor in the School of International Letters and Cultures for details.

Core 6 Hours Required
Choose courses from the following:

GER 310 Advanced German Grammar, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): GER 202 with C or better) (Required)

GER 311 German Conversation, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): GER 202 with C or better)

GER 312 German Conversation, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): GER 310 with C or better)

GER 313 German Composition, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): GER 202 with C or better)

400 Level Course Requirement
Select in consultation with an advisor.

One 400-level GER course (3)

Electives 9 Hours Required
Select in consultation with an advisor.
Maximum of 3 hours allowed from GER 202.

GER 202 Intermediate German (4) (Prerequisites: GER 201 with C or better)


GER 210 Intensive German, G (6-8) (Prerequisite(s): GER 102 or 111 with B or better OR GER 110 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only GER 201 or GER 202 or GER 210)

Any GER 300 or 400 level course

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









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