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Bachelor of Arts in German Studies

Bachelor of Arts in German Studies

Tufts University

Medford - Somerville Campus, Medford, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The German program promotes an understanding of the extraordinary contributions made by German-speaking writers, artists, and thinkers to the past eight hundred years of civilization, and their implications for the modern world in which Germany and the German speaking countries play a pivotal role. It provides a gateway to cultural studies and international affairs and business. A wide range of courses in German gives students with varied interests and goals the opportunity to attain a thorough knowledge of the language, literature, and general culture. The program also provides a significant number of courses in English so that students not conversant in German may become familiar with important aspects of German culture and contemporary life. Students can concentrate in either German Language and Literature or German Studies, both with the added option of spending 1-2 semesters abroad with Tufts-in-Tübingen. The German program works closely with the International Relations and the International Letters and Visual Studies programs at Tufts. This is an interdisciplinary degree, in which students can count courses also from other subject areas, This program requires nine courses plus one course in a related field approved by the German Program. The program includes at least five courses above the intermediate level (GER 4) taught in German (for example GER 21, 22, 34, 44, 61, 62), including two 100-level courses (GER 121 and one literature course at that level). The remaining five courses should cover German subject matter taught through at least three departments such as Art History, German, History, Music, Philosophy, or Political Science. Courses taken in other departments must be approved by the German Program for concentration credit.