German lab.

Connect Your Major with Your Language Skills!

Develop communicative and intercultural skills in German that have direct application to your professional life!

Unlike a traditional German major or minor, the concentration in Applied German enhances your chosen major by adding to it relevant German skills that extend your access to information, experiences, and global understanding.

  • Authentic, meaningful, interdisciplinary projects in German
  • Can be completed in three or four years, even if you begin at 101
  • Study abroad opportunities in German-speaking countries

Course Requirements

Minimum of 18 credit hours above the 100-level, including,

  • GMN 201: Language and Culture in the German-speaking World—Intermediate Level I (3 credits)
  • GMN 202: Language and Culture in the German-speaking World—Intermediate Level II (3 credits)

Waived for students who place higher based on placement test, who transfer equivalent course credit, or who earn a 4 or 5 on the AP German exam. 

Two semesters of GMN 300 (6 credits, repeatable for credit):

  • GMN 300: Advanced Applied German (3 credits). Prerequisite: GMN 202 or placement test. 

Six credits from the following:

Fall or spring term with LVC’s semester-long program in Berlin, Germany (8–12 credits)

An approved study abroad program of at least four weeks in a German-speaking country

  • GLB 101: Crossing Borders Globalization (3 credits)
  • SOC 240: Diversity and Intercultural Communication (3 credits)

Contact Dr. Jörg Meindl, associate professor of German, at meindl@lvc.ed, or Dr. Rick Chamberlin, associate professor of French and German, at to learn more.