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Minor in German 

Highlight your skills and drive with a minor German from the University of Mount Union. This program complements a number of other majors and  prepares you to work in an international field.  

About the Program

Seize the unique opportunity to learn the language, history and literature through our German program at the University of Mount Union. You will also learn to communicate effectively, and the minor is structured so you can pair it with most disciplines and still have time to spend a semester or summer in a study abroad site in Germany.  

German Quick Facts

  • 16-20 credit hours within the German program 
  • Study abroad and service-learning trips are available to help students gain practical experience with multiple languages 
  • Internships and Awards are available through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange and the German Academic Exchange Service 
  • Teach German at the K-12 level with the Ohio Teacher Licensure 

  • Curriculum

    German Curriculum

    As a German minor, you will study the speaking, listening and writing skills of the language, as well as gain a comprehensive understanding of German culture and literature. You will also explore careers and professions available to students and spend a period of time living and learning in a German-speaking country to experience the culture firsthand. 

    Review the Undergraduate Catalog to learn more. 

  • Learning Objectives

    Our minor in German prepares you to:

    • Demonstrate the level of proficiency necessary to enable them to function in an environment where German is used exclusively.  Students will demonstrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing in German. 
    • Learn the cultures and civilizations of the principal groups of people who speak German, from a variety of perspectives, including the historical, geographical, sociopolitical, literary and artistic. 
    • Grow awareness of the relevance of foreign languages to professions and careers. 
  • Experiential Learning

    International Experiences

    International opportunities are unlike any other experience a student has had.  Through hands-on and engaging service-learning trips, international internships, and study abroad, you can immerse yourself in the language and culture of different countries. These impactful opportunities help you distinguish yourself as an accomplished and impressive leader after graduation. 

  • Careers

    Careers in German

    In Europe, more people speak German as their native language than any other, according to German is also the official language of Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein, and it is the native language of a significant portion of the populations in other European counties. Learning the language can connect you to 120 million native speakers around the globe.  

    Common Careers

    Education and teaching 
    Public relations