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German Studies

German Studies: Major, Minor

The German Studies Program offers you the opportunity to study German — the native language of more than 100 million people in the world. You will not only learn this widely spoken language, but also study German literature and culture through rich courses and a variety of cultural programs.

The accomplished faculty of the German Studies Program offers dynamic attention to diverse learning styles using innovative teaching methods that make the German language, literature, and culture come to life in the classroom. You will continue your learning outside of the classroom — through small group practice sessions with a German foreign language assistant — as well as through 30-minute conversation opportunities offered five days a week, and culturally rich programs offered throughout the semester. You are encouraged to consider studying abroad in Germany for full language and cultural immersion.

Program Highlights

The German Studies program offers language courses ranging from elementary to advanced level, and many literature and cultural courses. While many courses are taught in German, the program offers literature and culture courses in English, as well as German, for students with little or no background in the language. Popular courses have included:
  • German Composition and Conversation
  • German Cinema
  • Contemporary German Literature 
  • Metropolis Berlin
Enhance your German studies by studying abroad in Bamberg or Berlin.
Enhance your German studies by studying abroad in Bamberg or Berlin.
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See your German studies come to life beyond the classroom through regular cocurricular programming.
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Practice your German in small practice sessions led by German foreign language assistants.

German Studies News

Holy Cross Academic Conference 2017 to Showcase Student Work

Apr 21, 2017

As the academic year nears its end, more than 350 students will present the results of their independent work in the performing and visual arts, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at the 2017 Academic Conference, taking place across campus …

Holy Cross Produces Seven Fulbright Scholars

May 19, 2016

Six members of the Class of 2016 and one member of the Class of 2014 have been awarded Fulbright grants to teach and conduct research around the world during the 2016-17 academic year. Since 2005, Holy Cross has received a …

Holy Cross Academic Conference to Showcase Student Work

Apr 22, 2016

As the academic year comes to an end, the College of the Holy Cross will celebrate the great and varied work accomplished by its students at the annual Academic Conference taking place across campus from April 27 through April 30. The four-day conference gives students from all class years the opportunity to present the results of their independent research and course work done in a variety of environments—from campus classrooms and libraries to within the Worcester community; from research labs and study abroad locations to art studios and field sites.