German (B.A.)

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:

Intermediate German10
Everyday Encounters in Language and Culture
Engaging Historical Moments
Exploring Modern Identities
English Language Requirements9
German Culture:
Resistance, Rebellion, Revolution: Transitional Moments in German Culture and History
Electives (select one course from two of the following categories)
German History:
History of the Holocaust
Nazi Germany
Intercultural Communication:
Textual Analysis in the Context of Global Literature:
Understanding the Fairy Tale
Introduction to Global Stories
Advanced German Sequence (select two of the following) 16
Products, Perspectives, and Practices of Culture
Advanced Rhetoric and Composition
German Translation Studies
Advanced Textual and Cultural Analysis (select two of the following) 26
German Film
Holocaust Studies
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
Total Credits31

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.