The objective of the German Studies Program is twofold: to enable students to reach a high level of competence in the German language and to emphasize in-depth study of aspects of German culture (literature, history, philosophy, art history, cinema, political science and forth). The program enables students to select one of these areas of specialization: history, cultural studies, German literature, German language and linguistics, philosophy, critical studies, and art history. Moreover, any individual student can design his or her own area of specialization (i.e., music, sociology, human rights) pending approval by German Studies faculty.
For students with no knowledge of the German language, an Immersion program
(a one semester, 12 credit course on campus, followed by a month of immersion in Germany, 4 credit) is offered every other Spring.