German Program

Our German program offers diverse programming that accommodates a variety of student interests and professional goals. Through innovative curriculum, events and study abroad opportunities, we aim to:

  • give a command of German language for use in professional and academic life
  • acquaint students with the history, literature and culture of German-speaking countries
  • familiarize students with the role these countries and their culture play in the world today

Students graduate with career-ready skills, prepared for jobs in teaching, research, business, law, politics and other sectors including government, church and the military.

  • Completion of GERM 212 or its equivalent
  • GERM 300 Introduction to German Studies (4 credits)

Plus:

  • Twenty-four additional credits numbered above GERM 300
  • At least six of these 28 credits must be literature courses.
  • At least twelve of these 28 credits must be completed at the University of St. Thomas.
  • No more than twelve credits may be in the area of advanced language skills development.
  • Elective courses for the major in German should be selected in consultation with a member of the German faculty.

Plus:

  • Four credits in European history

For administrative purposes, students will complete assessment measures at the beginning of their major (in their 300 class) and during their final semester.

 

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  • Completion of GERM 212 or its equivalent
  • GERM 300 Introduction to German Studies (4 credits)

Plus:

  • Twelve additional credits numbered above GERM 300
  • At least three of these credits must be a literature course.
  • Elective courses for the minor in German should be selected in consultation with a member of the German faculty.

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Become a Global Engineer

The University of St. Thomas offers a five-year German & Engineering dual degree program in which graduates earn two degrees simultaneously: a B.S. in an engineering discipline and a B.A. in German. Students in this program willstudy a semester at a partner university in Germany followed by a semester-long paid internship in Germany. Combining engineering with the knowledge of German and intercultural competence through the year abroad, prepares graduates for meaningful careers in a globally minded and diverse world. The combination of foreign language and engineering studies lets students apply their language and culture skills to engineering and vice versa.

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