Why study German at Rutgers? The richness of our offerings outside of the classroom are unparalleled! At Rutgers you can:
- Experience a German opera at the Metropolitan Opera House, visit the Neue Galerie, or dine at a German restaurant in NYC with the German Club
- Study abroad for a summer in Berlin, or choose a semester or year-long program in Germany
- Practice your German at bi-weekly Kaffeeklatsch (informal German conversation hours) with peers or help organize the Spring Karneval.
- Attend German movie nights
The German major provides students with linguistic proficiency and a broad knowledge of the literatures and cultures of German-speaking countries. You’ll take courses like “Marx, Nietzche, Freud” and “Fairy Tales Then and Now” (two of our most popular). The major can be completed by combining study of the literatures and cultures of German-speaking countries with other fields such as history, political science, European studies, music, art history, philosophy, religion, and Jewish studies), exploring the rich and often vexed history of things German from diverse perspectives.
Related Programs and Degrees
- Minor in German
- Certificate of Proficiency in German