Learn a new culture from the inside out with international working and learning opportunities. Learn a new culture from the inside out with international working and learning opportunities. Learn a new culture from the inside out with international working and learning opportunities. Learn a new culture from the inside out with international working and learning opportunities. Learn a new culture from the inside out with international working and learning opportunities.

College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Modern and Classical Languages

German

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Why pursue a degree in 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 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.

More Department information

German, B.A.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Modern and Classical Languages.

Major Requirements

At least 24 credit hours, at the level of GER 103 or above, including three credit hours at the 400-level.

Additional Courses

Students seeking a major in the modern languages are strongly encouraged to take additional language coursework beyond the minimum major requirements. Note: Once GER 310 has been successfully completed, courses below the level of 310 in German may not be taken for credit except with consent of the Chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

A typical student majoring German with a Secondary Education Supplemental major will need over 120 total credit hours to graduate.

German Minor

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Modern and Classical Languages.

Minor Requirements

At least 18 credit hours in German, including six credit hours at the 300-level.

German Internships and Jobs

A North Central education integrates career preparation with rich academic study. Our faculty encourages you to refine and apply your knowledge in an interconnected world. Here you'll learn to think independently and work globally to solve problems and lead.

Internships

  • Internet banking intern, Coldwell Banker, Naperville
  • Intern, Office Max, Naperville
  • Campaign intern, 2010 U.S. Rep. candidate Ben Lowe, Lombard, IL
  • Archives intern, North Central College
  • Teaching assistant, Hölderlin Gymnasium, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Assistant at the brewery, Braverei Zum Klosterhof, Germany

Careers

Recent graduates in German include:

  • Cultural liaison
  • Teacher
  • Translators
  • Foreign operations secretaries
  • Hotel managers
  • International business
  • Communication specialists
  • Travel guide
  • Library sciences

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