The German minor at Stonehill explores German culture and history as well as builds written and spoken language skills.
German Minor Requirements
Stonehill's minor in German requires the completion of six courses determined in consultation with the departmental minor advisor. At least two of these courses must be at the 300-level or above.
To learn more about the program requirements for the German minor, please search our online course catalog.
Study Abroad for German Minors
Language minors are encouraged to spend a semester abroad in an approved international program of study or in one of the international internships sponsored by Stonehill College.
Students may transfer in two pre-approved courses taken abroad to the minor. Additional language courses may be pre-approved as general electives.
In the 2018-2019 academic year, six students minoring in German studied abroad; four in Heidelberg, Germany, one in Freiburg, Germany, and one in Salzburg, Austria.
Study Abroad Opportunities
Stonehill is ranked among the best in the nation for sending students on semester-long study abroad programs. Our programs focus on developing global citizens and helping students meet both academic and personal goals. A student’s international experience is attractive to potential employers who seek applicants with global perspective and an understanding other cultures.
Sample approved study abroad programs for German minors include:
- University of Salzburg
- IES in Vienna
- Freie Universität Berlin
- IES in Berlin
- IES in Freiburg
- Universität Heidelberg (American Junior Year)
- University of Berlin
Languages, Literatures & Cultures Department
The German minor is part of the Languages, Literatures & Cultures Department at Stonehill.
The study of languages, literatures and cultures is a cornerstone of a liberal arts education. The Department offers coursework in seven languages.
Places where Stonehill graduates have recently been employed include:
- Boston Children’s Hospital
- Catholic Charities
- French Embassy
- Fulbright Recipient (Ecuador)
- Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office
- Office of Refugees and Immigrants, City of Boston
- Ropes & Gray LLP
- Teach for America
- World Teach
- Various school systems
Language experience is invaluable for those students seeking careers in:
- International Studies
- Healthcare Administration
- Political Science
Places where Stonehill graduates have recently attended a full- or part-time graduate program include:
- Aberystwyth University (Wales)
- Boston University
- Middlebury College
- Northeastern University
- Universidad Complutense (Madrid)
- University of Connecticut
- Universidad de Granada (Spain)
Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is an opportunity for students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to perform significant, publishable, full-time research under the guidance of and in collaboration with an experienced faculty researcher.
EXAMPLES OF LANGUAGES, LITERATURES & CULTURES RESEARCH
- Bridget Ryan ’23 worked with Teresa Villa-Ignacio, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, on Sounding Translation, an Internet-accessible podcast that archives translators’ reflections on the experience of translating contemporary poetry.
- Alina Shklyarenko ’17 worked with John Golden, associate professor of foreign languages, on “Translating Alexander Blok’s ‘Vozmezdie.’” They have submitted for publication their work on previously untranslated sections of this important poem by the Russian symbolist.
- Michael Travers ’15 worked with Juan Carlos Martin, associate professor of Foreign Languages, on “Virtual Learning: Beyond the Classroom.”
- Spanish major Angela Moskawa ’14 workedwith Juan Carlos Martin, associate professor of Foreign Languages, on “Identity Crisis: Portrayals of the Posthuman in Spanish Narrative and Film.” This project strives to study the concept of post-humanity in Spanish narrative and film, focusing primarily on literary pieces and cinematic works written and produced during the past two decades.
- Laura Dzgoeva ’14 worked with John Golden, associate professor of foreign languages, on “Translating Alexander Blok.” Blok was a major Russian Symbolist poet; they translated several of his poems into English and have submitted some of their work for publication.