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    German at UW-L

    • German Studies Major (27 credits in German at the 300-400 level and 6 credits of German Studies breadth courses taught in English, e.g., GER 398, GER 399, MLG 299, or other courses in related areas outside the Department of Modern Languages)
    • German Studies Major with Business Concentration (German Studies Major plus 24 credits in general and international business courses)
    • German Studies Minor (18 credits in German at the 300-400 level)
    • UW-L exchange programs in Frankfurt and Oldenburg, Germany
    • The German Studies major requires students to complete an approved work or study abroad experience in a German-speaking country during their course of study

    German program resources

    UW-L German Club

    Our program is happy to host the German Club at UW-L.
    Stammtisch

    Stammtisch

    The German program at UW-L is happy to provide a German conversation table for anyone who is interested. For the Spring 2014 semester, the Stammtisch will meet from 6:30-8:00 PM at the Root Note (a downtown coffee shop) on the following dates:

    • Thursday, February 6
    • Wednesday, February 19
    • Thursday, March 6
    • Wednesday, March 26
    • Thursday, April 10
    • Wednesday, April 23
    • Thursday, May 8

    Why Learn a Language

    Why learn

    German?

    • German is the most commonly spoken native language in the European Union
    • Germany's economy is consistently ranked as one of the top 5 strongest economies
    • After China, Germany exports more goods than any other nation in the world
    • Germans are major travelers and their first travel destination overseas is the USA
    • After English, more websites are in German than any other language on the internet
    • German was one of the world's leading scientific languages in the 19th and 20th centuries
    • Over 42% of Wisconsinites say they have German ancestry
    • Many colleges and universities recommend or require the study of German for students interested in anatomy, architecture, astronomy, dramatic art, film studies, genetics, history, international business, linguistics, logic and methodology of science, mathematics, music, Near Eastern studies, philosophy, physical science, physics, physiology, political science, religious studies, telecommunications, and Zoology - to name a few
    • Where would we be without Gutenberg's printing press, Einstein's theories of relativity, or Beethoven's 9th symphony? Come study German and learn more about these and other amazing historical figures!