The German Program offers courses in language, culture, literature, cinema, business and translation, along with study abroad programs, internships and independent studies.
The German program provides students with communication skills in both written and spoken German and an understanding of and appreciation for the peoples, literatures, and cultures of the German-speaking world.
Although many students choose to study German for personal growth and intellectual enrichment, the program is designed to prepare students to enter a variety of careers in, for example, teaching, business, industry and government, and to prepare them for further study at the graduate level. German language and culture studies are of great professional value in such fields as international business, communications, translating and interpreting, personnel work, public relations, management, education, music, art, philosophy, law, history, anthropology, theology, social work, politics and the travel industry. Furthermore, proficiency in a foreign language and an understanding of World Cultures are essential for peace and prosperity in a mutually interdependent world.
News stories in Inside
- 407 Gallery is site for exhibit on 1953 East German uprising
April 15, 2013
- Haynie, Gurung co-edit new volume on teaching; Ham contributes
February 6, 2012
- Conversation tables in Arabic and German, too
September 29, 2011