The German Department is a part of the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics in Georgetown College and offers an undergraduate major leading to a B.A. in German. Students from across campus can also declare a minor in German.
German majors often also study another language. Students may minor or double major in another language (e.g., German and Japanese, German and French) or in any of the departmental disciplines offered by Georgetown College (e.g., with History, Psychology, Government, Theology). They have available to them a range of area studies, certificate programs (particularly the Certificate in European Studies), and a number of interdisciplinary minors, e.g., the Program on Justice and Peace, Social and Political Thought, and the Women's Studies program.
Those studying for the B.A. may also complete the German Major with Business Coursework, concentrating in either accounting, finance, management, marketing, or international business.
Majors are required and other students are strongly encouraged to have a significant study abroad experience during their studies either through the German Department's Trier Summer Program or through one of the study abroad sites at a German-language university. Georgetown presently has formal arrangements with the Universities of Berlin, Munich, Tübingen, and Vienna.
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- Prof. Heidi Byrnes Receives 2013 Nelson H. Brooks Award
- Anna Zimmer Has Defended Her Dissertation with Distinction
- Jason Ager Has Defended His Dissertation
- Comparative Literature Major Wins Vista Higher Education Learning Contest