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Working with students individually, German Studies faculty integrate diverse interests and learning styles into their seminars.
Through exploration of the rich and complicated history of German-speaking cultures from a global perspective, we offer a program that promotes an understanding of the connections between language and its larger cultural contexts worldwide. Students typically combine work in German studies with other fields, including architectural studies, the arts, economics, film and media studies, history, international relations, literature, music, philosophy, politics and the sciences. We prepare students for graduate study and diverse career paths by integrating curricular and experiential learning and emphasize student-centered learning, preparation for international work and study, and cultural diversity. Finally, our graduates gain a much deeper grasp of their own languages and cultures and a much more substantive level of awareness of their own traditions and values.
Faculty members combine use of cutting-edge technology with a deep passion for critical and creative thinking based on a global perspective of German-speaking cultures.
Get a sense of the German Studies courses taught at Mount Holyoke College.
Complement your major in philosophy, history, chemistry, economics, international relations or biology, to name a few, with a major or minor in German studies.
Immerse yourself in German culture and language and engage in cross-cultural learning that can prepare you for international careers and true citizenship in a global world.
Pursue careers and internships in broadcasting, finance, higher education, music, journalism, and law, among other fields.
Learn from alumnae how German studies has shaped the direction of their careers and lives.
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