Why Study German Language and Literature at New College?

At New College, our faculty believe strongly that the study of German is about much more than simply reading, writing and conversing in the language. Instead, they emphasize a fully immersive approach with practical applications designed to help you understand not only the rich and diverse history and literature of Germany but the social, cultural and economic opportunities and challenges it faces today.

German Language and Literature area of concentration

At New College, our faculty believe strongly that the study of German is about much more than simply reading, writing and conversing in the language. Instead, they emphasize a fully immersive approach with practical applications designed to help you understand not only the rich and diverse history and literature of Germany but the social, cultural and economic opportunities and challenges it faces today.

What You’ll Learn

An area of concentration in German requires a solid command of the language gained by completing coursework beyond the second year and/or participating in a program at another institution, especially one in a German-speaking country. In the past New College students have accomplished this by completing summer ISPs and off-campus semesters at branches of the Goethe Institute in Germany.

Faculty

  • Lauren Hansen, Visiting Assistant Professor of German Language and Literature
    Wendy Sutherland, Associate Professor of German, Black European and Diaspora Studies

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German Language and Literature Curriculum

At least one course in German history (modern German history) is required; and relevant coursework in art history, religion, music, or German philosophy is encouraged.

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Undergraduate Program

New College of Florida offers more than 35 different majors in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as a number of interdisciplinary concentrations.

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