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German Minor

If you have some experience in German, if you have German heritage, or If you're thinking about learning a new language, a minor in German can benefit and support your major. Majors with a German minor come from Engineering, English, Math, and many other departments.

For the English speaker, German is often surprisingly easy to master. This is because the two languages have the same Germanic roots. Mastering German will also improve your English. Improved literacy, higher reading achievement as well as enhanced listening skills and memory have been shown to correlate with German language study.

The German economy ranks number one in Europe and number four worldwide. Germany has always been at the forefront of cutting-edge research. German universities and research centers work closely with their numerous international corporations.

There are no prerequisites and no previous knowledge of German required to earn your minor in German.

Current course offerings can be found through ULINK, or you can see all German courses on the online catalog. More detailed information on course content, as well as the minor in German, is available from the professor, Dr. Caroline Huey

Fabrice Leroy, Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée

Professor Fabrice Leroy contributed two lengthy chapters to Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée: Dictionnaire esthétique et thématique, edited by Thierry Groensteen, the leading French expert on comics and graphic novels. Published by Robert Laffont Editions in Paris in collaboration with the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image, this 928-page reference work contains in-depth essays from over 40 international scholars who examined a variety of comics-related notions, including historical movements, publishing trends, subgenres, aesthetic and formal devices, themes, and correlations with cultural history. Each entry of this volume is illustrated by an original drawing from renowned French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. This publication is a flagship event of the French Ministry of Culture’s “Année de la Bande Dessinée,” which coordinates various museum and library exhibitions, as well as festivals across France, in a celebration of comics as an art form (January 2020-June 2021). Fabrice Leroy’s contributions to this volume are devoted to detective fiction (“Polar”) and to the depiction of everyday life in graphic novels (“Quotidien”).