German is the most spoken native language in the European Union, and the economic and cultural influence of Germany, Austria and Switzerland is worldwide. Facility with German language and familiarity with German culture and Weltanschauung are essential in today's globalized economy.
The major in German Studies will provide students to achieve a command of German language that will enable them to read and understand unedited texts from German language media, literature and scholarship. This command will inform their work in other areas of study that treat of the history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, art and culture of the German-speaking peoples.
Course Sequence - Classes of 2015 - 2017
Please refer to the Online College Catalogue, select 'Programs by Area: Majors and Minors', as well as 'Courses of Instruction'. Consult with your academic advisor for recommended course sequencing. Revised graduation requirements for each graduating class can be found in the Guide to the Core Curriculum.
Course Sequence - Class of 2018 and Beyond
|Conversatio I||Conversatio II|
|Core Course||Freshman English|
|Elective (investigate minor or second major)||Elective (investigate minor or second major)|
|Major Language Course||Major Language Course|