Why choose German at North Central College?
As a German major, you can discover the joys of learning about a culture from the inside out, develop translingual and transcultural competency, participate in international working and learning communities, prepare for a career in a globalized economy and society, qualify to teach K-12 German by completing a secondary education major and boost your résumé while you’re at it. You can share your insights into German and European history and culture by conducting research and then delivering presentations at local and national conferences and our own Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.
You can also:
- Travel to Austria or Germany as part of study abroad or spend your D-Term in Berlin and Erfurt.
- Apply for a Richter Independent Study Fellowship grant to fund your research interests locally or abroad.
- Participate in language roundtables to boost your language skills.
- Qualify for induction into Delta Phi Alpha, the German honor society, or Phi Sigma Iota, open to students who study more than one language.
- Conduct independent research with your professor and apply for a Richter Grant enabling research travel.
- Participate in the College Scholar Honors Program.
- Earn an English language learning (ELL) minor if you plan to teach abroad after college or be an ESL teacher in Illinois.