Offered as a major (B.A.) and a minor
In Europe and in the new European Union, German is the second language of choice after English.
Anyone who wishes to deal with the European Community in terms of day-to-day commerce, politics, science, and industry is best advised to know German.
Learn more than just a language
Your studies will couple rigorous training in the German language with advanced study in the history, literature, and culture of the German people. This gives you important insight into a magnificent cultural heritage that has been lost in the last century.
Start a larger conversation
There are courses in every genre and genre period, each presented with care to the details of the subject matter, but also with an eye to larger questions concerning the culture, particularly those that concern our conceptions of ethics, morality, and social justice.
Incorporate history's relevance to today's discussions
You will engage in discussions of ethics and morality that explore the literary artifacts of the past centuries and the philosophical heritage of the Germans—a rich tapestry of thought that goes back to the time of St. Augustine. You will not merely read the works of the great German philosophers, but apply their ideas to the history, literature, and cultural topics under discussion in each course.
Our graduates have regularly found careers in education, government, business, and even the clergy. These include jobs as teachers, government agents, translators, banking administrators, interpreters, and travel agents.
When combined with business studies, a degree in German can provide you with even broader career opportunities.