German

German Language and Culture

If you truly want to broaden your horizons in the 21st century, learning German will give you the edge you need. One of the most widely spoken languages in the world, German is a leading language of science, literature, art, philosophy and history. Our courses not only allow you to acquaint yourself with contemporary German, but also give you insights into the cultural and political history of German-speaking countries, and into German cinema and literature. Through exchange programs with Germany and Austria, you can complete courses toward your degree in a native-speaking environment. Closer to home, the activities of the German Club provide an informal setting for honing your German-language skills.

Undergraduate Programs

Courses

Immersion: Stay Abroad

The major includes a mandatory immersion stay abroad in a German-speaking university, where you will be surrounded by the language and take at least twelve credits of courses. A mobility scholarship to help you cover the cost of your travel and stay is available.

 

Examples of Possible Combinations

  • German Language and Culture and Philosophy
  • German Language and Culture and Second Language Teaching

Program-specific Admission Requirements

Students with prior knowledge of German must take a placement test to determine their level of proficiency and whether they are exempt from certain introductory courses.

Career Opportunities

  • Immigration Settlement Liaison Officer
  • Multiculturalism Project Officer
  • Many positions in tourism
  • Cultural or International Adaptation Specialist
  • Intergovernmental Affairs Officer
  • Multiple occupations in diplomatic service, foreign and cultural affairs
  • Interpreter
  • Terminologist
  • Teaching positions after completion of a degree in education.
  • These programs are a major asset in the international marketplace.
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