A minor in German consists of 17 credit hours beyond the 100-level, of which 9 credit hours must be at the 300 and/or 400 level. Transfer students must complete 9 hours of the 17 required for the minor in residence at Cleveland State University. Students seeking a minor in German must have a departmental advisor to assist in the selection of the courses. No grade below C in a minor course may count toward the minor.
Students are eligible to earn up to 16 retroactive credits for previous knowledge of German. This policy is for students who have completed a foreign-language skills course and who earned a B- or better in that course. For example, if your first German skills course is GER 102 and you receive an A or B, you can receive credit for GER 101 . Consult the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at 216-687-4645 for further information.
Credit by Examination
Students who successfully pass the College Level Placement Examination (CLEP test) in German may earn 12 credit hours for previous knowledge of German. For information about the examination, eligibility, and dates when it is given, contact the Cleveland State Testing Center at 216-687-2277. Students who receive a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement German language examination may earn up to 16 credit hours for GER (GER 101 , GER 102 , GER 201 , and GER 202 ).
Note that only courses at the 200-level and above may count toward a German major or minor.
Transfer students must complete at least 9 hours of the 17 required for the minor in residence at Cleveland State University.
Up to 9 credits earned through study abroad may count toward the minor. For more information contact the Center for International Services and Programs in RT 917 at 216-687-3910.