The German Department encourages all German majors to study in Germany or Austria. Study in a German-speaking country is the best way for students to become literate in the language and culture as well as gain a better understanding of their own.
The German major emphasizes both literature and culture and gives credit for courses in German Studies (humanities and social science courses with a European/German focus taught in German). Double majors in German and the humanities or social sciences are able to integrate their interests and strengthen their focus in an international context.
Students have the opportunity to study at various programs matching their academic interests and level. The German Department approved programs are located in Munich, Freiburg, Berlin, Hamburg, Tübingen, Vienna, and Mainz.
"Last semester [Spring '05] was by far my best semester at college. Living in Tübingen, Germany, in a student dorm, interacting daily with my hall mate Günther and other Germans in town, in the classroom, and at the animal hospital where I interned, I was able to experience the German culture in its own vivid, true form. German film, spätzle, quaint towns, fascinating histories, and travel opportunities, for me Germany held so many secrets and each day was a small discovery. In returning to Germany [on a teaching assistant Fulbright scholarship], I hope to give back some of the magic that I took away after my semester in Tübingen."
-Whitney Rauschenbach '06
Academic Year 2011-2012
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