Distinctive Differences

Conference 2012We host the only annual German-language German Undergraduate Research Conference in the United States. Our students help to plan and also participate in this conference. We offer unique courses in Ger 101 For the Workplace and Ger 230 German for Human Rights. Qualifying students may take Ger 102 or 201 during May term in Germany

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, communication and intercultural communication skills. Gain practical vocabulary and life skills and an advanced level in Ger 310 German Business Culture. 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 Award, Teaching Assistantship in Austria). Network with IWU alumni and explore their career paths. Like the department on  Department Facebook Page

German Undergraduate Research Conference

Gain practical experience presenting a research project in German at our annual German Undergraduate Research Conference in April. It is the only German-language conference for undergraduates in the country.

Study Abroad and Internships

Take Ger 102 or Ger 201 in Bremen during May Term. Go on a May Term Travel Course. Study abroad for a semester or year. Complete an internship in Germany or using German in the U.S. (e.g. Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis/St. Paul).

Fall 2014 - Courses

Ger 101 For the Workplace
Ger 201 (LA)
Ger 230 German for Human 
             Rights (AV)
Ger 488 From Democracy to
             Dictatorship(Lit)

LC 170 German Realism (IT)

Spring 2015 - Courses

Ger 102
Ger 202 (G)
Ger 312 Intro to German Lit (Lit)

LC 112 German Romanticism (IT)
LC 116 German Postwar 
           Cinema (Art, G)

Oktoberfest 2012