German Major & Minor
Rigorous and Innovative Classes
Take advantage of our wide range of course offerings, from beginning through advanced language study, literature, civilization, translation, German for business, the senior Capstone, and specialty courses such as our faculty-led course to Düsseldorf.
Related courses in art, mythology, literature, cultural history, geography, politics, or philosophy naturally cross over into German studies.
Our low 16:1 faculty-to-student ratio means you'll get the personal attention you need to succeed. Experienced faculty - not grad students - teach all of your classes, and tutoring is available for lower division courses.
Study or Work Abroad
Hone your skills overseas - over the summer, for a semester, or an entire academic year - by joining one of our many study abroad or work-abroad programs, which include Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. You can study overseas for the same price as on campus.
Or why not join one of two faculty-led courses to Düsseldorf? You don’t have to know any German to participate in a personal, full immersion experience of Germany’s culture while under the care of your German professor. If you are more advanced, you'll earn credit for the German major on this trip.
See the Study Abroad office for more information.
You don't have to leave the country to keep up your German skills outside of the classroom. Join the German Club. Enjoy coffee and conversation at the weekly German Table and connect with your German heritage. You can even earn Truman credit for teaching German in our public schools.
Whatever your interest, there's a place for you here.
Preparing for Lives That Matter
As a German major at Truman, you'll be well-positioned to compete for top grad schools or further your career in fields such as international business, translation, journalism and government work. Our program has helped produce many Fulbright scholarships for our graduates.
Other amazing paths our students have taken:
Other Amazing Paths Our Students Have Taken
- Washington University for graduate study
- Swaziland, Africa with the program “Save the children”
- Director of Health Education and Communication for Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study.
- Monterey Institute (California) to study Translation and Interpretation
- Instruction of Technical Writing in Munich, Germany.
- High School German and English in St. Louis.
- Law School
26 September 2016 | 3:43 pm
The Department of Classical & Modern Language will host a webinar on Monday, October 10th at 6 pm (McClain Hall 306). The webinar will consist of a lecture by Christiane Taubira, former Minister of Justice of France. Ms. Taubira is strongly committed to civil rights, women rights, and the rights of disadvantaged youth. As Justice […]
13 September 2016 | 5:15 pm
This Fall 2016, five Classics students are working with 4th grade students at Ray Miller Elementary School on a weekly basis to teach them Latin language and grammar, Roman culture, and study skills. The Truman student tutors are Emily Nicholson, Cheyenne Rodenbaugh, Adam Schmitz, Joe Slama, Christina Slipke.