Many courses are offered in English as well as in German, enabling interested students who have had little or no language preparation to gain some insight into German cultural and literary accomplishments. Students majoring in other disciplines may further enrich their academic programs and expand their career options by completing a minor in German.
Students planning to teach are required to take Composition and Grammar Review. German in Commerce is highly recommended for students considering a career in business. Course offerings include introductory and upper-level language instruction, as well as upper-level literature courses.
Course requirements for the major in German assure that students receive a broad background in German language, literature, and culture. Majors are encouraged to go beyond the minimal requirements in German to develop an academic program that enriches their knowledge and understanding of the language and culture.
Students have the opportunity for immersion in Austrian culture and the German language through Hartwick’s January Term study-abroad program in Vienna. Hartwick has also established a student exchange with the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), where students can study for a semester or longer in a wide variety of disciplines taught in German.
Hartwick language majors are employed as teachers, writers, translators, and in business at all levels. They have gone on to pursue graduate work, including as Fulbright Scholars at universities in Germany and Austria.
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Hartwick’s expert German faculty are future-focused. That’s because they work closely with students who are meant for more. Students who will make a difference in the world of tomorrow. Hartwick students.
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