German is the second most commonly used scientific language in the world. As part of AUM’s World Languages and Cultures program, the German Studies concentration offers students the chance to gain a high level of proficiency in the German language and develop an in-depth critical understanding of German language and cultural life, past and present. Graduates are prepared to communicate effectively in German and English, to function well in cross-cultural contexts, and to contribute meaningfully in addressing today’s global challenges.
The German Studies degree is an exploration of the language, literature and culture of German-speaking countries. Many of the greatest thinkers and artists of the modern era–including Einstein, Freud, Nietzsche, Beethoven, Kafka–came from these regions, while almost every discipline in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences has a strong German tradition. In addition, Germany plays a crucial role in the European Union, on the world political stage, and in economic dealings with the United States.
This BA in German Studies offers you the possibility of participating in this vibrant cultural tradition first hand, enabling you to develop the five skills of speaking, reading, writing, listening and cultural competency in German. The program includes a culture track and a trade track. In the culture track, the student takes more internationally-related course work in the humanities and political science. In the trade track, the student takes courses in international economics and business. Students benefit from a wide array of study-abroad opportunities.
AUM German majors have successfully pursued careers in business, engineering, finance, law, journalism, government service, teaching, medicine, and the sciences, as well as in music and film.
A language and cultures degree in German will provide a solid platform from which to enter a range of interesting job sectors, including:
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The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.
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