German studies at Central offer a broad range of classes in language, literature and culture. Graduates of the program work across the country and around the world at the World Bank, at universities in Germany and Austria, as translators for U.S. intelligence and as middle school, high school and university language teachers.
The Language Houses in the Wing International Center offer a unique living alternative for language students, those returning from a semester abroad or anyone who wants a chance to use French, German or Spanish on a daily basis, celebrate native holidays, share experiences and sample diverse foods.
The Weller Center for Business and International Studies houses faculty offices and classrooms for the modern language departments. The $3.9-million building completed in 1999 includes an interactive computer language lab to supplement traditional methods of language learning through phone exchanges, chat groups, recording and listening activities.
Students are encouraged to study abroad to enhance their development as global citizens.
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Maria Snyder, associate professor of German and French, and Anya Butt, professor of biology, will present “Model Citizens and Undesirable Aliens: Immigrants in Iowa” from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 7.
Recent German studies graduates have gone on to study in a variety of international fields, including:
Students may choose from internships in many disciplines and professional fields and have access to service-learning opportunities, such as:
German studies students may study literature, language or cultural history. In addition to the language proficiency, the German studies program lays the foundation for active and responsible world citizenship.