Lyonel Feininger, Torturm III (1925)
The German Studies program at Saint Louis University offers:
All degree options involve learning German in a highly communicative atmosphere and entail a multidisciplinary approach to the history, politics, society, and culture of the German-speaking world. Students completing a degree in German will find many fields open to them. Students have also gone to graduate school and have received financial awards from such institutions as Ohio State University, the University of Illinois, Newcastle University and Washington University.
"I began taking German classes in high school, and I knew I wanted to continue studying German at SLU. Initially, I didn't plan on majoring in German, but the decision to declare a German major ended up being one of the best choices I've made.
Being a part of the German department at SLU was an incredible experience. The professors are wonderful, and they are passionate about their research interests and the courses they teach. Furthermore, the department is very encouraging. I never planned on studying abroad, but the department's encouragement helped me realize it was an experience I wanted to have. Spending a semester abroad in Heidelberg was one of the best parts of my college experience, and I am grateful for the department's support; studying abroad was more accessible than I ever would have thought. The German major also complements other areas of study very well. For example, it enhanced my experiences in my American Studies courses by widening my perspective and helping me draw parallels between American and German culture.
My time as a German major at SLU gave me the opportunity to work with caring professors, form great friendships, and expand my German language skills. I'm so glad I decided to declare a German major, and I would recommend the German department to all students-regardless of your German language ability when you begin, the German department will help you have a great experience!"
Lauren Remspecher, December 2016 Graduate