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The German Minor at Keene State College

 Learn to speak and write fluent German – the language of Kafka, Mozart, and of the largest nation in Europe. The German Minor will familiarize you with historical and contemporary Germany. It complements programs such as Film Studies, Management, English, History, Holocaust Studies, Music, and Education. At this time German minors can study in Austria at the University of Salzburg for a semester or a year.


Keene State College is currently considering a joint venture with the Salzburg program. The link below is subject to change:


The Salzburg program requires two years of college German.

Students who want a short-term or summer course in Germany or Austria should consult with a German faculty advisor.

These courses vary in location and cost.


Students planning to study abroad must consult with the National and International Exchange Center and German faculty before departure to arrange for program approval and transfer of credit.

New students who have had no prior German should register for 101. Students with one or two years of successful high school study or one college semester should register for 102. Students with three or more high school years or two college semesters should register for 201. These courses are offered every semester. To find the most appropriate level, or for more information about opportunities in German, contact Professor Christine Bayr,

The following courses are required for the German Minor:

IHGER 201 Intermediate German I: 4 credits 

IHGER 202 Intermediate German II: 4 credits (spring only)

GER 315 Conversation and Composition: 4 credits (fall only)

Select a minimum of eight credits from the following courses:

Ger 350: Study in Germany or Austria

HIST 352 20th Century Germany

HIST 353: Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

Ger 290 Intermediate Special Topics

Ger 298 Independent Study

Ger 498: Independent Study