Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary German Studies
Develop solid German language proficiency with the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary German Studies in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. This 123-credit undergraduate degree integrates an innovative curriculum with renowned faculty and firsthand learning experiences so students develop broad intellectual and interpersonal skills applicable across multiple fields and in the international workforce.
Although language acquisition remains of vital importance in the Interdisciplinary German Studies Major, the study of German culture is emphasized. The flexible degree program includes introductory and intermediate-level German, and it allows up to two elective courses in German culture and history, offered outside the department.
German is a major world language, spoken in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and in sections of other countries, as well as communities throughout the world. Through a curriculum that emphasizes cultural, linguistic and practical experiences, you’ll develop competence in reading, writing and oral communication as you study the language through art, culture, media and literature. Advanced coursework explores culture and history as they shape German identities, providing students with an understanding of current German-speaking communities through the analytical investigation of cinema, history and literature, among others.
Graduates have an in-depth understanding of and can engage with German-speaking people and countries in a globalized world, with an awareness of how language shapes culture. You'll gain the necessary skills to use German when communicating with friends, engaging in business with German partners, working in government or the media, or participating in German culture.