The German, Russian, and Slavic Minors
Minoring In German
The German minor requires a total of four courses. They include:
- GERM 301, 302, and 303
- And one additional course (3 credit hours) beyond GERM 204
- GERM 101, 102, 203, and 204 are considered prerequisites for a German minor; intensive courses GERM 105 and 206, if offered, may be substituted. Students who desire to pursue a minor in German should have a grade of B or better in GERM 203 and 204 (or in 206).
- GERM courses numbered above 399 may count toward the minor with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies. When documenting this approval, the director of undergraduate studies will note whether the course is taught in English or in German.
- Three German LAC credit hours may be used as a substitute for one three-hour course taught in German for the minor. (See “Languages across the Curriculum” below.)
- Dutch language courses (DTCH 402, 403, and 404) may not count toward the minor. However, DTCH 396 and 405 may be counted toward the minor as courses taught in the target language (i.e., not in English).
- Transfer credit, study abroad: At least two courses (6 credit hours) beyond GERM 206 must be taken at UNC–Chapel Hill to fulfill the requirements of the minor. Minors who study abroad or wish to transfer credit from another institution may apply to transfer of a maximum of one course counting toward the minor. Before their departure for a study abroad program, students should consult with the appropriate director of undergraduate studies about appropriate courses for the minor to be taken abroad.
Minoring In Russian Culture
The Russian minor requires a total of five courses.
- A minimum of five courses in any aspect of Russian language, literature, or culture. The first two semesters of Russian (i.e., RUSS 101/102) may not be counted toward this minor.
- Students who participate in an approved study abroad program in Russia can earn some of the credit for this minor during their overseas stay.