- Offered as:
The study of German not only provides a comprehensive and practical understanding of using the German language, but also develops intellectual curiosity, critical thinking skills, and appreciation of the humanistic context of international cultures.
- Strengths of the program
- The department offers specialized language courses for students in business, the social sciences, engineering, and the sciences.
- WSU's program includes the study of literature, film, and traditions of foreign cultures to deepen students' intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and comprehension skills.
- WSU's Language Learning Resource Center in Thompson Hall provides foreign language students access to 12 Windows 7 and 4 Macintosh computers, plus two HDTVs with VCR and DVD players.
- Requirements and core courses
Some of the courses you can take:
— Four semesters of German language instruction
— Elementary and intermediate conversation courses
— German Film (in translation)
— Reading, translation, grammar, and writing in German (intermediate and advanced levels)
— Germanic culture
— German literature
— German for the professions
— Special Topics: Study Abroad
Note: See the WSU Catalog (http://www.catalog.wsu.edu/Pullman) for degree requirements and talk with your academic advisor about planning and scheduling your courses. All students must meet requirements as outlined in the catalog in order to graduate.
- Scholarships and financial aid
For students in German major
The Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures offers various scholarship opportunities to students enrolled in a foreign language class. To obtain application information concerning these scholarships, go to the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures Web site or contact the main office at 509-335-4135.
For all students
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs. Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
Students should complete the Washington State University general scholarship application and the FAFSA to ensure their eligibility for the widest range of scholarships and needed-based financial aid.
For information or to apply for financial aid and scholarships from WSU, see the Scholarships and Finances section of the WSU website.
Knowledge of the German language and culture is useful in government organizations or international businesses and service groups that interact with German-speaking members of the global community.
Whatever career your chosen major leads to, a minor in German can enhance it and open additional opportunities for you.