Nebenfach

English translation: minor

11:00 Sep 27, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy
German term or phrase: Nebenfach
used in university document regarding classes taken. "Englisch" is listed as an "NF" (Nebenfach). Would this be a "minor" or an "additional course of study?"
Gregory Mehrten
United States
Local time: 04:26
English translation:minor
Explanation:
At least in American usage, a "Nebenfach" is referred to as a minor. Conversely, a "major" is a "Hauptfach."
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3 mins
minor


Explanation:
At least in American usage, a "Nebenfach" is referred to as a minor. Conversely, a "major" is a "Hauptfach."

Cami Townsend (X)
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7 mins
minor


Explanation:
Nebenfach is the equivalent of minor in American English.

Allan Wier
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Local time: 04:26
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17 mins
Additional info + ref. material


Explanation:
As the above respondent said, a Nebenfach is a minor in the US. The following two sites provide in depth information both in English and German:
http://www.studienwahl.de/fmg.htm
and
http://www.daad.de
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Anthony Frey
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