Our Programs and Curriculum
German at Northwestern
We offer a broad spectrum of courses either in English or in German in an effort to serve not only potential majors or minors but also students from different fields within the College and from other schools across campus. It is our goal to expose students in our classes to a variety of learning approaches, content areas, and texts to foster a rich understanding of the language, the history, and the culture of the German-speaking world.
A Unique Department
Outstanding Research FacultyOur faculty are engaged in a range of projects, many involving cross-disciplinary issues, such as critical theory, theories of reading, psychoanalysis, Jewish studies, the history of science, and the role of technology in learning and teaching in the field of Second Language Acquisition.
Progressive Learning EnvironmentThe department recognizes that in addition to exposure to various classroom learning situations and scenarios, learners need a variety of learning situations including opportunities to use the target language with native speakers in the target culture to progress their learning.
News and Events
Summer Study Abroad
The department has developed its own Summer in Berlin program which is run through the Office of Undergraduate Learning Abroad:
- Berlin - Global City in the Center of Europe
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston
If you still need to take the placement exam, would like to discuss placement results, need to validate your placement results with an ...
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston
Do you want to find out about Majors and Minors, Study Abroad and other options you have for studying German? Visit the Academic Direct...
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, No Location
Erika Hoff directs the Language Development Lab which comprises several projects aimed at identifying the human abilities and human exp...