Willkommen to German Studies

The German Studies Program offers students a combination of language, literature and culture courses toward a major or minor degree in German. In their first-year students acquire basic communication skills in German. After three years of study, students achieve the necessary language skills to fully function in a German-speaking environment.

German is the most widely spoken mother tongue in the European Union, where Germany continues to play a leadership role politically, economically and culturally. A major/minor or the certificate of proficiency in German are valuable assets for careers, e. g. in education, trade, diplomatic service, communication and tourism, and excellent credentials for further study in graduate school. (Many Master's Programs in Germany are tuition-free.)

Language classes focus on speaking, listening and writing using a well-structured combination of multimedia tools and a variety of communicative class activities. Our small class sizes allow instructors to closely monitor the students’ progress. Additional help is available through our free tutoring service.

By offering various extra-curricular activities, such as our bi-weekly “Kaffeeklatsch” and film nights, our German club, literary readings, and scholarly events, every effort is made to immerse students in the cultural life of German-speaking countries.

The Section Coordinator for German is Dr. Christian Thomas