In today's rapidly changing world, there is intense demand for women and men who understand other cultures and can communicate in more languages than their own. They know that a new language is an open door into very different ways of living and understanding the world.

Deutsch.

In addition to challenging you to use German as precisely as your native language, studying German at Marquette lets you immerse yourself in the life, civilization, literature and dramatic history of today’s Germany. It’s a nation at the heart of Western thought, institutions, culture and politics.

Small classes.

For a better understanding and proficiency in your German major, we limit class sizes to encourage greater student participation.

It's in our blood.

Study in Milwaukee, a city known for its German heritage, restaurants and architecture.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.

Freshman

  • German I & II
  • Introduction to German Studies
  • German Composition
  • UCCS - Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • UCCS - Histories of Cultures and Societies*
  • UCCS - Introduction to Theology
  • UCCS - Science and Nature*

Sophomore

  • German III & IV
  • Survey of German Literature
  • UCCS - Mathematical Reasoning*
  • UCCS - Literature/Performing Arts*
  • UCCS - Philosophy of Human Nature
  • UCCS - Individual and Social Behavior*

Junior

  • Two German Courses
  • Modern German Short Story
  • Workshop in German/English Translation
  • UCCS - Diverse Cultures
  • UCCS - Theory of Ethics
  • UCCS - Theology*
  • Elective

Senior

  • Two German Courses
  • Workshops in German Research and Writing
  • Senior Experience
  • Electives

*Choose from list of approved UCCS (University Core of Common Studies) courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.