Why German?

A decision to select German as your major or minor field will:
• Enable you to communicate with 200 million speakers of German worldwide;
• Prepare you to teach German at the secondary level, if you complete the necessary education courses and earn your teaching certificate;
• Prepare you for graduate study in interesting fields such as art history, film studies, foreign service, music, political science, and other academic programs;
• Qualify you to be a strong applicant in competitions for international scholarships for graduate study;
• Give you an edge over other candidates in the corporate world;
• Open doors to internships with international and global corporations;
• Prepare you for interesting jobs at various governmental agencies such as the National Security Agency and the Department of State;
• Give you credibility as a candidate for employment with “think tanks” and non-profit international organizations;
• Enhance your awareness of the European Union and its role in defining the future of the world;
• Develop you into a more sophisticated person with greater understanding of cultural differences;
• Provide you with lifelong opportunities for subsidized travel to other countries.

Studying German at McDaniel

McDaniel’s German program provides courses from the elementary level for students who would like to start learning the language all the way to the advanced level, preparing students for graduate programs, Maryland’s teaching certification in German, and a multitude of jobs in International Studies, translation, Communication, among others.  The faculty teaches language and culture using film, multimedia strategies, and other contemporary sources. German-American Day, held on campus every fall, is always a fun day of learning and celebration.

Students may take German to fulfill the McDaniel Plan. A German Major and a German Minor are available. Dual Majors in German-Communication, German-Economics, German-Political Science/International Studies, and in German-Sociology are also available.

Our recent majors have studied for a semester at the University of Heidelberg, the University of Freiburg, and the University of Salzburg.

Email Dr. Mohamed Esa
(410) 857-2462.

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