College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
B.A. Major in German Studies

The B.A. degree in German Studies offers students a diverse program in the language, culture, and history of German-speaking Europe, including literature, the arts, business, politics, linguistics, and German migrants living in diaspora. The undergraduate program is characterized by personalized advising, and students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities, conduct independent research, and study and undertake internships abroad. Students of German Studies tend to gravitate to careers with international dimensions, including commerce, law, education, government service, music, and environmental studies.

NOTE: Students who declared a German major or minor prior to fall 2013 need to meet with the Undergraduate Advisor to ensure that all requirements in the German Studies major or minor will be met. Students who declare a major or minor in fall 2013 or later must complete the new German Studies degree requirements.


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Our Statement on Diversity in support of Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk and the University of Kansas Black Student Union’s efforts to combat racism.
The School of Languages & Cultures serves as a gateway to understanding the diversity of the world, through learning languages, literatures, and cultures, past and present. Through its research and teaching, the SLLC offers students opportunities for deep engagement with a wide range of languages, literatures, and cultures that provide the knowledge and skills to interact with and understand the world. The faculty and students who teach, research, and learn in the SLLC consider issues of diversity fundamental to all of our work. The study of others' languages, literatures, and cultures enables us to develop deep empathy and perspective informs the way that we approach issues before us, whether on a personal, local, regional, national, or global scale. Therefore take it as axiomatic that the SLLC stands for a campus that is committed to the meaningful sharing, contemplation, and discussion of ideas that emerge from multiple cultural perspectives and experiences. We continually rededicate ourselves to the principle of diversity. We strive to create an atmosphere where all students and faculty feel comfortable and welcome to express their views as well as work together to solve conflict. Further, we view our mission as a center of diversity on a flagship campus as requiring us to lead by example.

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