About the Program
Distinctive Differences: A Strong Humanities Perspective with Career Preparation
Part of the Humanities at IWU since 1895, our program guides students as they explore
"what it means to be human" through the lens of the German cultural tradition. While
doing so, students gain interdisciplinary expertise in German-speaking countries,
fluency in German, critical thinking skills, and intercultural communication skills.
Gain practical vocabulary and life skills and an advanced level in our upper-level
courses and on one of our study-abroad programs. Trace German roots in Illinois. Learn the flexibility that comes from study abroad and a degree at one of the top liberal arts schools.
Personalized advising from faculty members. Engaging professors who are active researchers. Meet current students who
have studied abroad. Apply for grants (Fulbright, Congress-Bundestag Award, Teaching Assistantship in Austria). Network with IWU alumni and explore their career paths.
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German Undergraduate Research Conference
We host the only annual German-language German Undergraduate Research Conference in
the United States. Our students help plan and run, and also participate in this conference. Gain
practical experience by presenting a research project in German at our annual German Undergraduate Research Conference in the spring!
Study Abroad and Internships
Study abroad for a semester or year, or complete an internship in Germany or using German in the U.S. (e.g. Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis/St.
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Ger 101 Elementary German I
Ger 201 Intermediate German I (LA)
Ger 370 Advanced German
Ger 375 Realismus (IT)
Ger 102 Elementary German II
Ger 202 Intermediate German II (G)
Ger 312 Einführung in die deutsche Literatur (LT)