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About the Major

For many students, this major is an enriching discovery of their own past: more than 60 million Americans are of German heritage, and more Americans can trace their ancestry to Germany than to any other foreign country. German studies encompasses the works of German literature, the culture of the Middle Ages, German cinema, writings of ethnic minorities in German-speaking countries, economics, and the European Union. By acquiring proficiency in the German language, students learn the most widely spoken language in Europe and join a community of more than 130 million speakers of German around the world.

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  • Immigration / Customs Officer
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  • Interpreter
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