Languages & Cultures - German Studies
- B.A. in German
- Introductory and intermediate language classes
- Advanced courses in language, literature and culture studies
- Study abroad (administered and taught by TTU faculty)
- M.A. in German
- prepares students for further study in a Ph.D. program
- prepares students for other professional careers
- Graduate Teaching Assistants: prepares students for teaching German at all levels
through an intensive teacher-training program
8 Reasons to Study German
A major or minor in German guarantees a competitive edge for college graduates seeking
employment at home or abroad.
- Global economy
German is increasingly important for international commerce.
German is one of the leading languages of the European Union.
- Enhance communication
Develop your abilities to express yourself coherently and competently.
- Cultural understanding
Gain insight into other ways of life and broaden your horizon. Through intercultural
comparisons, develop your abilities to think analytically.
- Tourism and hospitality industry
German tourists travel extensively and are the world's biggest spenders when on holiday.
- Science and research
German is the 2nd most commonly used scientific language, and Germany is the 3rd largest
contributor to research and development.
- Enjoyment of literature, music, art, and philosophy
Broaden your cultural literacy.
- Prepare students for professional careers at home and abroad.
- Help students develop trans-lingual and transcultural competence.
- Help students develop the linguistic proficiency and the deep cultural knowledge that
are necessary for effective communication with native speakers of German.
- Understand the cultural context of language use in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
- Because language learning is a process of discovery and self-discovery, students will
be challenged to reflect on their own language and culture.