German Minor

Languages and Cultures

West Chester University

Dr. Jerome Williams
224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048
Jerome Williams

German Minor

The German minor is fulfilled by completing 18 credits of GER courses.

Typically, a student with no previous German Knowledge should complete this sequence:

GER 101
GER 102
GER 201
GER 202
GER 303
GER 307

If placed above GER 101 at WCU, after GER 303/307 students should take GER 350 and GER 351; if neither GER 350 or 351 is offered one semester, students could take GER 310, GER 315 or GER 322 instead. Students should always meet and consult first with the German program advisor:

Margarete Landwehr

Professor of German

German Program Coordinator

Dept. Tel. #610-436-2700

Office tel. #610-436-2465


  • To declare the German minor, please fill out an official form in the Department of Languages and Cultures (Main 109).
  • EGE courses (culture clusters taught in English) do not count towards the German minor. Only GER courses count.


  • Students are encouraged to participate in Study Abroad programs to complete some of their coursework for the minor.


  • Students can transfer up to 9 credits of coursework, out of the 18 required for the minor.



For questions, and for advising on what courses to take for the minor,

please visit the German minor advisor.