Majors and Minors

Majoring or minoring in German Studies broadens your intellectual and cultural horizons; it also affords you many professional opportunities. Our students explore extraordinarily diverse cultural traditions (including Jewish, Afro-German, and Middle Eastern communal experiences) which continue to thoroughly influence almost every other field of study—and they do so in a very individual and personal setting. The department's small size encourages close relationships between students and faculty, as do our programs in Berlin.

Our programs

  • Major A focuses on literary and non-literary texts in their historical and intellectual contexts.
  • Major B combines German Studies classes with those from other areas.
  • The modified major is designed by the student, combining German Studies with another discipline.
  • A minor in German Studies is often done in conjunction with a major another department (e.g., Government, Economics, Physics).