The German major provides students with linguistic proficiency and a broad
knowledge of the literatures and cultures of German-speaking countries. It enables students to work in a number of
different fields such as history, literature, film, political science, European studies, music, art history, philosophy, religion, and Jewish studies,
exploring the rich and often vexed history
of things German from diverse perspectives.
Note: At least 12 of the
credits comprising the major must be completed in courses taught by faculty in
the Rutgers University-New Brunswick School of Arts and Sciences. Students do not normally
receive credit toward the major for taking courses below a level at which they
have already received a grade of C or better. Courses with a grade of D are not
counted toward the major.