About the Program

Distinctive Differences: A Strong Humanities Perspective with Career Preparation

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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.

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Personal Attention

Personalized advising from faculty members. Engaging professors who are active researchers. Meet current students who have studied abroad. Apply for grants (Fulbright, Congress-Bundestag AwardTeaching 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. Paul).

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Fall Courses

Ger 101 Elementary German I
Ger 201 Intermediate German I (LA)
Ger 370 Advanced German
Ger 375 Realismus (IT)

Spring Courses

Ger 102 Elementary German II
Ger 202 Intermediate German II (G)
Ger 312 Einführung in die deutsche Literatur (LT)

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