Building the skills students need to engage with global communities both locally and internationally

Through the study of language, cultural customs and traditions, literature, and film, students build the skills they need to engage with global communities both locally and internationally. Study Abroad programs build upon coursework and offer students even further opportunities to develop intercultural skills and explore professional opportunities. Small class sizes allow faculty and students get to know each other well, and each program hosts weekly conversation hours and events that help to build that community of learners.

Bachelor of Arts in German

The Bachelor of Arts degree in German offers a comprehensive undergraduate program of study in German with emphases in the culture, literature, and language of Germany, Austria, and German-speaking Switzerland. It prepares students to use German that displays intercultural competency in fields as diverse as international business, teaching, engineering, medicine, music, museum studies, and linguistic or literary studies.

Learning Outcomes

Students are expected to demonstrate  the capacity to:

  • engage effectively in conversations in German on a range of topics, recount events and personal experiences, and produce explanations and descriptions (Intermediate High on the ACTFL scale);
  • produce a cohesive piece of writing in German, such as an essay, a paper, or a narrative;
  • critically interpret and analyze literary texts and other cultural artifacts written in German using appropriate sources to support their arguments; and
  • demonstrate understanding of alternative cultural perspectives acquired through coursework, study abroad, and other cross-cultural experiences.

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Minor in German

The undergraduate minor in German includes courses in German language, literature and culture. Language courses focus on developing the four communicative skills –speaking, listening, reading, and writing, while upper-level courses expand upon these skills and help to foster critical analysis skills through the study of cultural products, including literary texts and films.

Learning Outcomes

Students are expected to: 

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