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German: Major, Minor

The German program offers students the opportunity to study German — the native language of more than 100 million people in the world. Students 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 program offers dynamic attention to the diverse learning styles of students through the use of innovating teaching methods that make the German language, literature, and culture come to life in the classroom. Students continue their learning outside of the classroom — through small group practice session 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. Interested students may choose to further their studies through the interdisciplinary German Studies program, and are encouraged to consider studying abroad in Germany for full language and cultural immersion.

Program Highlights

The German 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

German News

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.