There are many opportunities to study German at UCSD. Elementary language courses are offered in the Linguistics Department, while the second-year sequence (2ABC) is taught in the Literature Department. We also offer upper-division classes on various aspects of German literature and culture, both in the original German and in English translation. [More]
Students who have completed German 2C or its equivalent are eligible to spend a quarter or an entire academic year earning UC credit at one of our partner universities in Berlin, Germany through the Education Abroad Program. Other options for study abroad exist for students with little or no German. [More]
The Literature Department offers a major and a minor in German Literature. Students can also major or minor in the interdisciplinary German Studies program, combining coursework in German language and literature with additional courses on German history, music, philosophy, or politics.
Studying German can open many doors, leading to careers in international business and travel, advanced degrees in the humanities, and teaching opportunities at all levels of instruction. Professional schools in such fields as Law, Library Science, or Journalism look favorably on students with liberal arts degrees, particularly those who have mastered a foreign language and studied abroad.