The contributions of German writers, philosophers, scientists and musicians are alone enough to warrant the study of German language and culture. As with any foreign language, studying German will also help you develop intercultural skills and global hospitality.
Calvin offers a comprehensive German major that embraces both the language and culture of German people. Calvin's German curriculum includes classes ranging from beginner to advanced and features cultural expressions through literature, film, visual media and online sources. You can also take advantage of opportunities to study abroad in Germany for a semester, or during Calvin's three-week January interim.
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Attend German movie evenings in Calvin's Bytwerk Theater; Help plan student-led German chapels; Eat at the German table in the dining hall; Go to special lectures, presentations, games, skits and coffee hours sponsored by the German Department.
(30-31 semester hours)
(18-19 semester hours)
Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2012-13 academic year.
Interested in teaching? You can gain certification in German as a:
Calvin's teacher education program also contains education-specific course requirements that you must complete prior to certification. See course requirements for: