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. Breadcrumb foreign language german major Majors-and-Minors-left MENU Explore Academic Majors and Minors Academic Majors American Politics Major Applied Statistics and Data Sciences Major Chemical Engineering Major Chemistry Major Civil Engineering Major Computer Science Major Cyber Science Major Defense and Strategic Studies Major Economics Major Electrical Engineering Major Engineering Management Major Engineering Psychology Major English Major Environmental Engineering Major Environmental Science Major Foreign Area Studies: Africa Major Foreign Area Studies: East Asia Major Foreign Area Studies: Eurasia Major Foreign Area Studies: Europe Major Foreign Area Studies: Latin America Major Foreign Area Studies: Middle East Major Foreign Language: Arabic Major Foreign Language: Chinese Major Foreign Language: French Major Foreign Language: German Major Foreign Language: Persian Major Foreign Language: Portuguese Major Foreign Language: Russian Major Foreign Language: Spanish Major Geography Major Geospatial Information Science Major History Major International Affairs Major Kinesiology Major Law and Legal Studies Major Life Science Major Management Major Mathematical Sciences Major Mechanical Engineering Major Nuclear Engineering Major Operations Research Major Philosophy Major Physics Major Sociology Major Space Science Major Systems & Decision Sciences Major Systems Engineering Major Academic Minors Aeronautical Engineering Minor America in the World Minor American Foundations Minor Applied Statistics Minor Cyber Security Minor Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor Engineering Management Minor General History Minor Geography Minor Grand Strategy Minor Network Science Minor Nuclear Science Minor Photonics Minor Regional Studies Minor Robotics Minor Space Science Minor Systems Engineering Minor Terrorism Studies Minor War Technology and Society Minor Guidance on Choosing an Academic Major Overview Courses Enrichment 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 CoursesLN380 NATURE OF MODERN LANGUAGES Sample ElectivesLG371 INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE GERMAN LG372 GERMAN FOR ORAL & WRITTEN COMMLG470 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 CONTEXTLN488 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.Honor Societies:Phi Sigma Iota - International Foreign Language Honor SocietyGolden Key - International Honour SocietyPhi Kappa Phi - Oldest and Largest Collegiate Honor SocietyTo learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages or the Center for Languages, Cultures, and Regional Studies.