Foreign Language: German Major

Foreign Language: German Major

Foreign Language: German

Major

German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. Germany is the driving economic power for Europe and has a rich history of philosophy, psychology, and scientific innovation.

The German major, Department of Foreign Languages offers cadets of all language abilities the opportunity to improve their language skills and regional knowledge. The major is designed to develop those starting from the beginner level as well as those with advanced German skills. 

The goal of the curriculum and instruction is to produce cadets with very good communication skills in the German language. At the advanced level, cadets will focus on real-world news and documents, as well as literature and media. German Majors can reasonably expect an Interagency Language Roundtable scale of 2/2 (limited working proficiency), on the way to 3/3 (professional working proficiency). 

Cadets can be a German language major or a dual language major. 

 

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages.

Required Courses

LN380 NATURE OF MODERN LANGUAGES

 

Sample Electives

LG371 INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE GERMAN 

LG372 GERMAN FOR ORAL & WRITTEN COMM

LG470 SPECIAL TOPIC IN GERMAN  

LG475 GERMAN RDG/WRTG THRU MEDIA 

LG476 MILITARY SPKG/RDG - GERMAN 

LG483 GERMAN CIVILIZATION I 

LG485 SURVEY OF GERMAN LIT I 

LG492 20TH & 21ST CENTURY GERMANY  

LN440G GERMAN IN CULTURAL CONTEXT

LN488 ADV IND STUDY-FOREIGN LANGS3 

LN491 SEM ABROAD: ADV LANG & CULT I

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more, view the full Foreign Language - German Major Curriculum.

German majors can spend a semester abroad at a civilian university in Germany or the Austrian military academy. They also have the opportunity to attend a spring break trip to German-speaking Europe and spend three weeks in Germany training with the Bundeswehr as part of a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience.

 

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages or the Center for Languages, Cultures, and Regional Studies.