Studying German exposes you to the rich culture of the German-speaking world and prepares you to interact professionally and personally with a major player in the global economy.
The German Studies program at IWU prides itself in the personalized advising that its majors and minor receive.
The program is interdisciplinary. Students gain knowledge of German-speaking countries from a wide-range of subjects and perspectives in lower level language classes. Upper division classes cover literature, film and cultural history as well as German Business Culture. During their semester abroad, students take courses in a variety of disciplines (e.g. Business, Political Science, History, Art, Music, Environmental Studies, etc.) and often pursue an internship.
Recent graduates have received prestigious grants for continued study or work in Germany and Austria (e.g. Fulbright, Congress-Bundestag). Alums of the program are pursuing careers in education, translation, law, arts management, marketing, library and computer science to name a few. Many continue on to graduate school.
Dr. Sonja Fritzche
This is just an example four-year plan; your actual schedule can/will deviate from this sample. Your faculty advisor will work with you to match appropriate courses with your interests.
OCS 100 Intensive German in Bremen (equivalent of Ger 102 or Ger 201)
Once enrolled, all students will have a degree evaluation tool available to them on MyIWU. This will help you determine what courses are required to graduate on time.