German | World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures



Dr. Cindy Renker



  • Dr. Carol Anne Costabile-Heming
  • Dr. Christoph Weber (Department Chair)


  • Dr. Cindy Renker

Adjunct Faculty

  • Abigail Obafemi

Please see the Faculty section of our website for contact information and additional information about faculty.

Major in German

A major in German consists of a minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the "General University Requirements" in the Academics section of the catalog and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences requirements.

Major Requirements:
39 hours of foreign language, including:

  • GERM 1010 - Elementary German
  • GERM 1020 - Elementary German
  • GERM 2040 - Intermediate German
  • GERM 2050 - Intermediate German

Plus 27 semester hours of advanced work, of which 9 hours are at the 4000 level.

Placement or credit my examination may be used to satisfy GERM 1010, GERM 1020, GERM 2040, GERM 2050.

German Teacher Certification

Minor in German

A minor in German consists of a minimum of 21 semester hours in German, including 9 advanced hours. Demonstration of proficiency may be substituted for credit in courses equivalent to GERM 1010 through GERM 2050. A minimum grade of C is required for a course to count toward the minor.

Syllabi & Courses

For full listing of courses with descriptions and prerequisites, please visit the UNT catalog site. You can also download syllabi from the Faculty Information System at

Marketable Skills

Marketable skills for this degree include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas that are valued by employers and are primary or complementary to the major. The marketable skills goal was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers. UNT's marketable skills were faculty-developed and approved by employers or discipline-specific agencies, e.g., internship providers, chambers of commerce, workforce development boards, and other workforce-related entities. For information on these marketable skills:

Additional Resources

Please see the following document for student testimonials, detailed information about topical course offerings, and events and social gatherings for students interested in German:

Useful Websites:

  • Goethe Institute: Mein Weg nach Deutschland (My portal to Germany):

  • Lead With German

  • Dallas Goethe Center:

  • List of sites to watch German videos, tv shows, and movies online (most are free):

  • German is world's fourth most popular language:

  • Deutsch gehört zu den Top fünf der Weltsprachen (German belongs to the top-five foreign languages):

  • The hottest job skill is…learning a foreign language (German!):

  • Study Abroad: Budget For Germany:

  • North Texas Chapter American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)

Here are some links that might be of interest to you if you are planning on studying or staying in Germany:

Earning money in Germany:

Higher education system in Germany:

Universities of applied science:

Finding degree programs in Germany:

Transfer Credit and Placement Test

Students may earn credits in German through a placement test or by transferring credits from another institution. For more details about the placement test, click here.

Study Abroad

For study abroad opportunities, visit