From science and technology (think Einstein and Gutenberg) to psychology, philosophy and the arts (Freud, Hannah Arendt, Mozart and Marlene Dietrich), the achievements of German-speaking peoples have played a critical role in world history from first contact with the Roman Empire to the present. The German studies minor, offered through the Language, Literature and Culture Department, provides you with an opportunity to study both the German language and German culture from a variety of perspectives.
Why minor in German Studies at Clark?
- Study with faculty from a wide range of academic departments, including Economics; History; Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Language, Literature and Culture; Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology and Visual and Performing Arts.
- Study abroad at the University of Trier, one of Germany’s oldest universities, or through the CIEE Program in Berlin, where you can develop your German language skills and experience German culture and the German academic system.
- Improve your German by teaching: upper-level students returning from Germany can serve as undergraduate teaching assistants.
- Be part of a department with a strong track record of helping students obtain grants for studying abroad, both while at Clark and after you graduate.
- Access advanced German language courses offered at other local colleges in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts.