Bachelor of Arts in German Language and Cultural Studies
Develop the skills to meaningfully participate in the German-speaking world through broad cultural, linguistic and practical experiences with the Bachelor of Arts in German Language and Cultural Studies in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. Students become proficient in the German language, and they form an in-depth, critical understanding of German cultural life, past and present.
This 123-credit undergraduate degree’s curriculum is tailored to help students achieve their learning goals, whether they want to engage in business with German partners, work in government agencies or in media, or simply participate in German culture. Students develop skills in oral communication, reading and writing while acquiring a rich understanding of the cinema, culture, history and literature of the German-speaking world.
Students can explore the German cultural experience through the Temple University German Society and through contacts with German communities in the Philadelphia region, including
- Cannstatter V.V.,
- German-American Chamber of Commerce,
- the German Society of Pennsylvania and
- the Philadelphia German-American Committee.
Graduates of the German Language and Cultural Studies BA degree program are prepared to communicate effectively in German and English, function well in cross-cultural contexts, and contribute to solving current global challenges. Interested students may also choose to pursue the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary German Studies.
Classes & Curriculum
Courses you are likely to take as part of the German Language and Cultural Studies Major curriculum include
- Analytical Reading and Writing,
- Culture and Civilization I,
- Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life, and
- Introduction to German.
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