German, BA

Studying German at Marquette develops your ability to use German to immerse yourself in the dramatic story of German literature and history, culture and contemporary society. The program provides a strong base in German language and culture through three foundation courses for all students. Majors then select four content courses that continue to develop German language skills while deepening understanding of literature, culture, history and society. Finally, through elective courses, majors can choose to focus on specific topics related to German studies, such as reactions to Hitler and the Reunification of Germany. Additionally, German majors can gain interdisciplinary knowledge by taking an elective from across the college that could engage in German history and politics, intellectual heritage and culture. As either a first or second major, German offers a unique way of enlarging pre-professional or scientific studies, especially for those who plan careers in law, medicine, business, government, engineering and education.

In addition to offering the German major, the faculty also support students preparing for secondary school teaching.