Requirements

The UC Berkeley Dutch Studies program offers a minor and a major in Dutch Studies. Students are able to compose the minor or major according to their personal interests. Due to the fact that the number of upper division courses offered in the Dutch Studies program is limited, we strongly encourage students considering a major in Dutch Studies to apply to the UC Berkeley Study Abroad Program and to spend a semester at one of our partner universities in the Netherlands.

Formal Requirements:

Dutch Minors are required to take the following courses:

  • Prerequisites: Elementary Dutch 1 and Elementary Dutch 2 or equivalent
  • 5 upper-division courses, including:
    • Advanced Dutch 110
    • Conversation and Composition Dutch 125
    • Dutch for Reading and Translation Knowledge 100
    • the Structure of Modern Dutch 107
    • Topics in Dutch Literature Dutch 140
    • Travel/Study Course Dutch 177
    • One course in the Dutch 160-series (may be repeated as topics change)
    • One course in the Dutch 170-series (may be repeated as topics change)
    • one related upper-division course outside the Department (with approval by the program director.

Dutch Majors and Double Majors are required to take the following courses:

  • Prerequisites: Elementary Dutch 1 and Elementary Dutch 2 or equivalent
  • A minimum of 30 upper division units.
    • Required course: Advanced Dutch 110
  • Additional courses are to be selected from the following courses:
    • Conversation and composition Dutch 125
    • The Structure of Modern Dutch 107
    • Dutch for Reading and Translation Knowledge 100
    • Topics in Dutch Literature Dutch 140
    • Travel/Study Course Dutch 177
    • Senior Thesis Dutch 190
    • One course in the Dutch 160-series (may be repeated as topics change)
    • One course in the Dutch 170-series (may be repeated as topics change)
    • A maximum of two related upper-division courses outside the Department (with approval by the program director)

For more information on the Dutch Studies course requirements, please contact the student adviser Mrs. Nadia Samadi at germanic@berkeley.edu