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German Language, Literature, and Culture


Why Study German?



Knowledge of German gives students improved qualifications in fields as diverse as arts, media, sciences, research, technology and the humanities.

German is one of the official languages of the EU

42 million Americans can trace their ancestry to Germany

Germany is the most important trading partner for almost all European and many non-European partners

Knowledge of German will give you a better chance when applying to graduate schools

Read Goethe’s “Faust”, listen to Bach and Schubert, watch movies like “Live of the Others,” all in the original language.

German is one of the most commonly used languages after English on the internet

German companies account for 800,000 jobs in the USKnowing German gives you an advantage for careers in:

Business, Communication Studies, European Literature, History, International Relations, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Psychology, Publishing, Sociology, and Sciences


German Picture 1

Berliner Dom (Cathedral)

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Bundeskanzleramt Berlin

German Chancellery

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Brandenburger Tor

Brandenburg Gate

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Glockenspiel Marienplatz München Glockenspiel, Marienplatz in Munich

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Inside the Glass Dome of the Reichstagsbuilding in Berlin

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Half-Timbered Houses at the Market Place in Marburg, Hesse