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German and Political Science

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A Language of Science, Culture and Business

 

The ability to use a foreign language and to employ knowledge about another culture is highly valued by the business and professional communities. Multilingualism and intercultural competence are essential credentials for leadership today in diverse fields. Our graduates choose a variety of career paths: Some become teachers, translators, or interpreters; others are employed in publishing, broadcasting, government, international travel, financial services, or other areas of international business. Opportunities in international marketing, advertising, and other communications industries provide further outlets for language skills, coupled with other expertise acquired in joint or double majors. Some students enter careers with international organizations such as the United Nations, International Red Cross and the World Health Organization, while others go on to advanced degrees in preparation for work in international law, diplomacy, and college teaching.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Social Issues in Literature
  • Politics and Literature
  • Literature and Language as Expression of Distinct Cultures
  • Great authors and Themes
  • Business
  • Cinema
  • Civilization
  • Translation
  • German-speaking Countries

CAREER OPTIONS  

  • Law Enforcement and National Security
  • Education
  • Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Diplomacy
  • Business and Industry

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • International Relations
  • Translation
  • Diplomatic Service
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Law
  • Language or Literature

What’s special about this program?

 

The study of German and Political Science at the University of Delaware is part of a broad, multicultural education that is integral to success in many different fields in today’s global environment. A proficiency-oriented communicative approach develops speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, while an emphasis on social and cultural knowledge equips students to interact within the target culture confidently and successfully. Courses in world politics prepare students for their roles in a global workforce. We offer a spectrum of innovative courses and regularly update them to keep them relevant to students’ needs and interests. The curriculum includes classes in language, literature, film, history, current events, popular culture and the European Union, European governments and world politics. The German program offers numerous scholarship opportunities for both short-term and year-long study abroad in Germany and Austria.

Get Involved

 

The many members of the active German Club meet regularly to help each other with homework, cook German food, watch German films and just speak German together. Its events enable students to practice German and learn more about German culture. The German program sponsors a chapter of the German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha, with a festive event each year to recognize student success. Thanks to our strong relationships with area businesses, clubs and individual donors, we are able to offer a range of prizes and scholarships.

Sample curriculum

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

GRMN105

Elementary German

 

GRMN106

Elementary / Intermediate German

 

POSC150

Introduction to American Politics

 

POSC240

Introduction to Global Politics

 

UNIV101

First Year Experience

 

 

MATH Courses

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses
GRMN107

Intermediate German

 

GRMN235

German Popular Culture

 

GRMN255

Germany in the News

 

POSC270

Introduction to Comparative Politics

 

POSC310

European Governments

 

POSC442

Topics in European Politics

 

 

Discovery Learning Experience

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses
GRMN306

Practical Oral/Written Expression

 

GRMN307

Contemporary Austria

 

GRMN325

German Civilization and Culture

 

POSC316

International Political Economy

 

 

2nd Writing Course

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses
GRMN455

Berlin in Literature and Film

 

GRMN455

German Travel Writing

 

POSC444

Global Agenda

 

POSC449

Ethics and Politics

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses

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