Why Study German?
A knowledge of German is essential for students interested in a
traditional liberal arts education, and in contemporary cultural,
political, and economic developments in Europe and Eastern Europe.
German is spoken in four countries with unique cultural, political, and
economic traditions: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein.
German-speaking scholars have played a leading role in shaping our
modern fields of inquiry, including music, art history, literature,
philosophy, religion, the natural and social sciences. Since the fall of
the Berlin Wall and the unification of Germany. As the largest trading
partner in Europe, Germany will continue to play a leading role in
European and world affairs. Queens College students with majors and
minors in German have gone on to pursue professional and academic
careers in art, literature, philosophy and music as well as business,
law, government service, and medicine.
The major in German requires 33 credits beyond German 203 or its
equivalent. The minor in German combines the study of German literature
with one particular discipline outside the German Program. The
department's program in German is designed to appeal to a wide range of
interests and to prepare students for a variety of professions. The
minor in German requires 15 credits beyond German 203 or its equivalent.
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