Germany in Photos
The German program provides students with the tools and opportunities to become competent, confident, culturally literate citizens of our increasingly global society.
We form strong thinkers and writers who excel in their careers nationally and internationally thanks to the flexibility and quickness of mind gained from the close study of language, literature, culture and film.
German majors and minors at Southwestern acquire a strong grasp of language that is closely tied to their analytical knowledge of literature, culture and film. The German program’s curriculum integrates speaking and writing into courses at all levels. Students of German are strongly encouraged to study abroad as part of their education. Graduates have won prestigious Fulbright Scholarships to teach in Austria and Germany.
The German Program builds diverse perspectives, including through courses addressing historical contexts, the environment, transnational writing, and the European Union. The Capstone experience encourages German majors to go into greater depth and prepare for sophisticated work in many fields. Alumnae pursue Master’s degrees and careers in teaching, business, management, international affairs and public health.
German students benefit from a visiting professor who is a noted author
Rory Jones will teach in Germany and Lauren Raddell will teach in Austria
Professors at Southwestern take a unique approach to teaching foreign languages – and it pays off