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German Studies

German studies students in Germany.

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 while others are employed in publishing, broadcasting, government, international travel, financial services or other areas of international business. Opportunities in international marketing, advertising and other communication industries provide further outlets for language skills that our students couple 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 Communication
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Social Issues in Literature
  • Politics and Literature
  • Literature and Language as Expression of Distinct Cultures
  • History of the Language
  • Great Authors and Themes
  • Film Studies
  • The German-Speaking Countries of the World

CAREER OPTIONS

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

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Literature/Linguistics Education
  • Hospitality Management
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • International Relations/Public Policy
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice

What’s special about this program?

 

The study of German 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. 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. The German program offers numerous scholarship opportunities for both short-term and year-long study abroad in Germany and Austria.

Get Involved

 

German Club

German Honor Society

Sample curriculum

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

GRMN107

 

Intermediate German

GRMN200

 

German Grammar Review

 

GRMN206

 

Culture through Conversation
GRMN235

German Popular Culture

 

MATH113

Contemporary Mathematics or higher

 

UNIV101

First Year Experience

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Elective Courses

 

GRMN325

German Civilization and Culture

 

GRMN355

The 20th Century in Film

 

 

University Breadth  Course

 

  Elective Courses
GRMN311

Introduction to Modern German Literature

 

GRMN455

Special Topic: Narratives of the Nation

 

 

Elective Courses

 

  University Multicultural Course
GRMN455

Special Topic: Berlin in Literature and Film

 

GRMN455

Special Topic: German Travel Writing

 

 

Univeristy Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses

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This major is eligible for the following programs:

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