Why study German?
Why should you study German? German is the language of the largest European economy, the most widely spoken language in Europe and the second most studied language in Europe and Asia. Plus Germany is the second-largest trading partner worldwide with the United States.
You will discover what makes the culture of German-speaking countries tick by learning about the people, places, issues — and controversies — that make it so fascinating. These learning opportunities will prepare you for exciting study abroad experiences, which will dramatically increase your proficiency in German. TCU’s German House, a residential option, offers you the opportunity to practice German with fellow German students and a native graduate assistant living in the house.
Explore the German language and culture in courses taught both in the Department of Modern Language Studies (in German) and in other departments (in English). This interdisciplinary approach will enable you to see connections among the study of the German language and courses in fields such as history, music, philosophy, business, communications and politics.
At the end of your course of study, you can then obtain an internationally recognized language certification through testing, available on campus. TCU cooperates with the Dallas Goeth Center in conducting in the internationally recognized Goethe-Insititut language exams in German.
See the course catalog for a complete list of course offerings and descriptions.
Where Graduates Go
Graduates entering the job market can use their language skills not only in teaching, but also in marketing, including product and website localization and internationalization; in multinational corporations in fields like electronics, engineering, pharmaceuticals, and international human resources; in sales, particularly in the import/export field; in international law; and in the travel and hospitality industries.
Students who want to pursue graduate school can learn to teach, translate or interpret German, or they can apply their language skills to other academic fields such as literature, history, music, political science, business, communications and philosophy.