Degree offered: B.A.
The Department of Languages and Literatures offers a BA degree with majors in German and German-International Trade. A minor in German is also offered.
Directory of Departmental Positions
- Program Coordinator Elementary/Intermediate German - Iulia Pittman
- Undergraduate Director German - Traci O'Brien
Foreign Languages/International Trade:
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers a degree in Foreign Languages/International Trade in French, German, or Spanish. This degree program provides a major in the language, including courses in business languages, plus a concentration (30 semester hours) in business courses, including International Economics and Multinational Financial Management.
It is strongly recommended that students check with the College of Business about the application period and process to enroll in courses as a Non-Business major.
The degree is designed to provide the student with a solid foundation in the language, with in-depth study in communicating in a business environment on a variety of topics. As a Liberal Arts degree, its main strength is the wide range of knowledge the student acquires in the language, history, culture and business practices in the countries where their chosen language is spoken. In addition, it gives the student a broad base in the major areas of business studies: economics, accounting, management, marketing, and finance.
For those students who wish to pursue a business degree, the College of Business offers a degree in International Business, which gives the student a major in general business courses, with a concentration in Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations Management, or Management Information Systems. The degree also provides the student with a basic introduction to French, German, or Spanish.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION:
The College of Education trains students to teach languages at the high school level, in combination with a second concentration. In addition, the College has implemented a Fifth Year Master's Program in Foreign Language Education for those students who have completed an undergraduate degree in French, German, or Spanish. This program allows the student to complete the necessary education courses, plus 15 hours of graduate courses in the language, which leads to certification at the Master's level in high school teaching.
Last Updated: August 20, 2015
Studying German at Auburn has been an amazing experience. I have learned more than I thought possible in my time here and was even able to communicate well while studying abroad. I made friends that otherwise I would not have been able to talk to. I feel a real sense of accomplishment when I can speak and understand another language, and also understand more about the way that English works too. Studying German, or any foreign language, is something I would suggest it to any fellow student!!
Laura Phillips, German Studies
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