We offer our students a diverse and challenging program in the language and culture of German-speaking Europe, including literature, the arts, history, business, and politics. This interdisciplinary flexibility is reflected in the new undergraduate curriculum that is being introduced in fall 2013.
Our program is also characterized by personalized advising, co-curricular activities, and opportunities to conduct independent research and to study and undertake internships abroad. Furthermore, the relatively small size of our classes helps ensure that students participate actively in classroom learning and receive ample support from their instructors.
The German Studies Road Map highlights many opportunities you can pursue (and when to pursue them!) to enhance your undergraduate career.
First-Class Research Opportunities
For their Spencer Museum of Art research project in *GERM 301: High Intermediate German I, undergraduates Yugang Lei (Philosophy), Ronni Cox (German Studies), and Austin Mitchell (English) selected Die Pflüger by Käthe Kollwitz (1906). They created this Power Point to complement their oral presentation, in which they described the origins and offered their own interpretation of Kollwitz's etching.
*More information about GERM 301:
- GERM 301 High Intermediate German I
- Continuation of GERM 202. Further development of students' use of German through reading and discussion of literary and non-literary texts (spoken, written, multimedia, combined with intensive grammar review. Introduction to expressive functions of German with emphasis on spoken and written communication. Not open to native speakers of German. Students who complete this course successfully should take GERM 302. Prerequisite: GERM 202 or placement by examination. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.
GERM 301, a required course for the German Studies major and minor, is offered each fall semester.