German Studies’ mission is to enhance students’ ability to speak, understand, read, and write German; to function well in a German-speaking environment; and to become enlightened, knowledgeable students of the culture of the German-speaking world.
Learning German at Centre is an exciting adventure in a culture that has helped shape our modern world. Your professors in the German program believe in helping you to reach both language and cultural fluency through a variety of experiences that integrate German, Austrian, and Swiss culture into the classroom and you'll be able to visit, enjoy, study, work, and live in these countries. You'll come to appreciate masterpieces of German literature and works of great philosophers, theologians, and other thinkers in the original language.
The German program develops proficiency in writing, speaking, reading, and listening to German. Students who enroll in all levels are exposed to German culture through history and the contemporary world with specific emphasis on literature, literary comprehension, analysis, and interpretation.