The Oberbaum Bridge into Kreuzberg. The minor in German consists of 12 hours from 200-level or higher courses. To enroll in any 200-level course, you must either complete 8 hours of 100-level courses or complete the equivalent placement test.

A complete list of minor requirements and courses are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.

From Our Students

Matt Farrar in Bern, Switzerland. My time in the German Program with Dr. Erika Hille Rinker literally altered my career path. My first three years at UAB were focused on a life dream I'd had since 4th grade, but after studying abroad at the Goethe Institut in Dresden my life took a major turn — a turn for the better. I knew I had to get back to Germany after graduation.

Over the next two years (possibly the best two years of my life) I lived in three different, distinct German cities. My time teaching English at inlingua Sprachschule pushed my German to a new level and deepened my understanding of what it meant to be German. After traveling, working, and absorbing as much as possible in Germany, I wanted to delve into the country's relations with international actors. This led me to the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where I'm currently enrolled as a graduate student in the Master of Global Policy Studies program. — Matt Farrar