German

Course Overview

Explore the German language and culture in courses taught both in the Department of Modern Language Studies (in German) and in other departments (in English). This interdisciplinary approach will enable you to see the connections between the study of the German language and courses in fields such as history, music, philosophy, business, communications, and politics. You will discover what makes the culture of German-speaking countries tick by learning about the people, places, issues — and controversies — that make it so fascinating. These learning opportunities will prepare you for exciting study-abroad experiences, which will enable you to dramatically increase your proficiency in German. At the end of your course of study, you can then obtain an internationally recognized language certification through testing, available right here on campus.

  • Receive individual attention from enthusiastic faculty members in the Department of Modern Languages Studies.
  • Take courses in the department and in other fields of your choice.
  • Learn about the German culture, as well as its language and literature. TCU’s German House, a new residential option, offers you the opportunity to practice your German with fellow German students and a native graduate assistant living in the house.
  • Explore the exciting internship possibilities open to students of German.
  • Study abroad during the school year or during the summer. Do it in Germany!

Course Examples by Year

Fr

Beginning German I
Beginning German II
Interdisciplinary course

So

Beginning German III
Intermediate German
Berlin in Film
Interdisciplinary course
Summer after sophomore year: Study Abroad in Germany

Jr

Study of German Regions and Politics (in German)
Interdisciplinary course

Sr

Intro to German Literature
Interdisciplinary course

Interdisciplinary Courses: Anthropology, Art History, Communications, Geography, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Business, and Theatre.

Examples of student placement after graduation can be found at www.mola.tcu.edu/where_now.asp.

Where Graduates Go

Graduates entering the job market can use their language skills not only in teaching, but also in marketing, including product and website localization and internationalization; in multinational corporations in fields like electronics, engineering, pharmaceuticals, and international human resources; in sales, particularly in the import/export field; in international law; and in the travel and hospitality industries. Students aspiring to graduate schools can learn to teach, translate, or interpret German, or they can apply their language skills to other academic fields such as literature, history, music, political science, business, communications, and philosophy.