German
Katharina Jastrab '14 discusses her poster presentation
with students from other universities at the
German Research Conference.
German Studies Major

Overview

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 and German for Human Rights. 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.


Department Website

German Studies Department

Career Connector

German Studies Alumni Careers

 
Sonja Fritzche

Dr. Sonja Fritzche

Curious about your German professors? Learn more about our distinguished German faculty.

Sample Four-Year Curriculum

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.

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

  • Elective

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

May Term

  • Optional

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.