German

College of Arts and Sciences

Major category: Minimum requirements

Curricular options: B.A., German

Topic: Arts

The major in German places the artistic and intellectual traditions of German-speaking countries and their people in a revealing interdisciplinary context. Students investigate the language and cultures of these countries using approaches from linguistics, theater and performance studies, film and media studies, philosophy, Jewish studies, gender studies, queer theory, eco-criticism, environmental studies, and more. They build advanced proficiency in the German language through study abroad, internships, and a capstone intensive language course, with the option to pursue departmental honors. By drawing on these diverse fields, students investigate the two-way influence that German-speaking countries and the world have had on each other. Graduates use their skills in verbal interpretation and analysis, critical thinking, and solving complex problems to succeed in diverse roles in the public and private sectors.

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Freshman

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Transfer

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