Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
If you’re interested in working with a global business, learning German is a great choice. German is the most widely spoken language in Europe, the official language in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland, and is commonly used as a second language in the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe. Because German and English are both Indo-Germanic languages, students will gain a deeper understanding of English while gaining new language skills.
Students can take a variety of courses in language, literature, linguistics, culture, and practical applications such as Business German or translation. With faculty specialties in 19th through 21st century literature, German film and other artistic phenomena, social-political and -cultural history, and linguistics and translation, students will have a broad experience of German. Outside the classroom, students can participate in the very active German Club, which meets regularly and organizes a variety of cultural events on campus and in the community.