Inside the classroom
The Department of German gives you plenty of opportunities to practice your language skills—and acquire new ones. And the small class sizes create a friendly classroom atmosphere—so even the shyest learner will feel comfortable making the mistakes that sometimes come with practicing a new language. The professors are always available if you need extra help, either during or after class.
Upper-level students who have already acquired some proficiency in the German language say that courses in philosophy and literature offer unparalleled insight into German history and culture. No matter whether your professor’s area of expertise is in philosophers of the Enlightenment or in translation theory, they’re all keen to help you make your studies in German a rewarding and memorable experience.