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German Studies

As a German studies major, you’ll gain proficiency in reading, speaking and writing German, become acquainted with the culture of German-speaking countries and develop skills in reading, analyzing and discussing German texts in relevant disciplines. You can choose between two tracks: the German literature/culture track emphasizes literature, though you can also pursue individual interests in courses on film, visual culture, performing arts, music, political history and women's studies that have a substantial German component. The German Area Studies track is a more broadly defined sequence that includes work in related disciplines.

Sample Courses

  • German Life Style Going Digital
  • Changing Worlds: Migration, Minorities and German Literature
  • Scenes of the Crime: German Mystery and Detective Fiction
  • German in Business Culture

Students went off to

  • Study law at Columbia University
  • Work in public health at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
  • Be a German professor at a liberal arts college