Professor: Birgit Tautz
Associate Professor: Jill S. Smith
Assistant Professor: Jens Elias Klenner
Teaching Fellow: Katharina Weygold
The German department offers courses in the language, literature, and culture of the German-speaking countries of Europe. The program is designed for students who wish to become literate in the language and culture, comprehend the relationship between the language and culture, and gain a better understanding of their own culture in a global context. The major is a valuable asset in a wide variety of postgraduate endeavors including business, science, and international careers; and in law and graduate school.
Requirements for the Major in German
The major consists of eight courses.
All majors are required to do course work with the department in their senior year; the configuration of this senior work must be determined in direct consultation with the department. This consultation takes place prior to registering for the fall semester of the senior year, which for some students means before they depart for study away. Normally senior work includes two courses at the 33xx level. Prospective majors, including those who begin with first- or second-year German at Bowdoin, may arrange an accelerated program, usually including study abroad. Majors are encouraged to consider a number of study-abroad programs with different calendars and formats.
Requirements for the Minor in German
Courses from another college or university may count toward the major or minor with departmental approval of that transfer credit.