The undergraduate program in German offers students the choice of a major and two minors.
Students working toward a major in German take a common core of courses in language skills, textual analysis, and the history of German civilization and culture. They also choose one of two emphases: Literature, Culture & Society or Linguistics & Philology. Literature, Culture & Society familiarizes students with contemporary approaches to the study of culture and society in the German-speaking countries. Linguistics & Philology appeals to students interested in the history and development of the German language.
The German minor requires a language skill core course and a core course on textual analysis. In addition, students select three electives (9 cr) to complete the program. Elective courses are available to meet student interests in a wide range of areas: literature, culture, philology, film, history, and contemporary society.
This interdisciplinary minor enables students to deepen their understanding of Austrian and Central European culture, history, and society. Courses address the specific social and political circumstances, cultural traditions, and shared history of Austria and the other countries of Central Europe.