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MIT Global Studies and Languages offers a Major, Minor, and Concentration in German.

Advisor:  Ellen Crocker (email)
A major in German requires 11 subjects beginning at Level III which may include a pre-thesis and thesis (pre-thesis and thesis are reserved for students who have completed most or all of the subjects offered in a particular language group and demonstrate outstanding competence in the particular field of study.) Normally, it is recommended that most students substitute two additional subjects in place of a thesis option.


Advisors:  Ellen Crocker (email) and Bettina Stoetzer (email)
In light of the importance of languages in today’s international world of science and engineering, the HASS Minor gives undergraduates a unique opportunity to combine a degree in science or engineering with a Minor in German. The Minor in German leads students who have already reached an intermediate level of proficiency (second semester or above) into a more advanced study of the language, literature, and culture. A minor in German consists of six subjects arranged in 3 levels of study. Please note that German I & II do not count towards the Minor.


Advisor:  Ellen Crocker (email)
There are several concentration options, depending on whether your focus is language or literature and culture. A language concentration consists of 3 or 4 language subjects, depending on your incoming language competence. An upper level concentration may include 3rd or 4th semester language plus upper level subjects taught in the foreign language. Subjects offered in English may be applied towards fulfilling certain concentration requirements; please see the concentration advisor for approval.

For the online HASS Concentration Form, click through to!