The study of other languages, literatures, and cultures not only provides important perspectives on the world, but also sharpens analytical and reasoning skills, deepens understanding of English, and enhances the quality of one's writing. Linguistic and broadly-based cultural studies provide excellent grounding for various professional programs, including law, business, medicine or health sciences, teaching at the high school or university level, library and information science, and museum practice.
Students should refer to the CMLLC program requirements for admission, degree, and general education requirements. A major in German must satisfactorily complete thirty-one credits in German courses, including:
|Everyday Encounters in Language and Culture|
|Engaging Historical Moments|
|Exploring Modern Identities|
|English Language Requirements||9|
|Resistance, Rebellion, Revolution: Transitional Moments in German Culture and History|
Electives (select one course from two of the following categories)
|History of the Holocaust|
or HIS 5480
Textual Analysis in the Context of Global Literature:
|Understanding the Fairy Tale|
or GLS 2700
|Introduction to Global Stories|
|Advanced German Sequence (select two of the following) 1||6|
|Products, Perspectives, and Practices of Culture|
|Advanced Rhetoric and Composition|
|German Translation Studies|
|Advanced Textual and Cultural Analysis (select two of the following) 2||6|
|Cultural Studies and Criticism|
|Texts and Contexts Since 1945|
|Topics in German Studies|
|Literature and Cultures of Minorities|
|Internship in German Studies|
|Foreign Language Instruction|
One course in this sequence must be taken at the main Wayne State campus in Detroit, MI.
One of the two courses selected to satisfy this requirement must be taught in German.
Majors are strongly encouraged to pursue a co-major, double major or minor, and/or to take general education and elective courses in related fields, such as: anthropology, art history, economics, engineering, English or another language area, film studies, gender, sexuality and women's studies, geography, global supply chain management, history, international studies, linguistics, political science, social work, sociology, and theater.