The German program at R-MC combines a variety of courses and major options. In our
courses we stress communicative skills, develop critical thinking, and emphasize
that knowledge of German increase your chances of a fascinating career in the contemporary
global market. To this end we encourage the study of German-speaking cultures through
its language, literature, film, art, music, intellectual, and political history,
Our curriculum is further enriched by our semester and yearlong study abroad programs
in Marburg where students
encounter German culture firsthand. Finally, through
Foreign Language in Translation (FLET) courses and a January term travel
course to locations such as Vienna, Berlin, and Istanbul, students engage with some
of the most important representatives of the cultures of Germany, Austria, and Switerland.
These courses include perspectives of renowned German film directors, Nobel Prize
winning authors, scientists, and philosophers as well as on topics such as on German-Jewish
identity and the cultural contributions of ethnic minorities in Europe.
Furthermore, the program offers and encourages a broad range of cultural opportunities
such as the study abroad
program in Marburg,
SURF projects, and
independent study, as well as extra-curricular activities such as
German movie nights, the weekly Kaffee & Kuchen Stunde (for more information
see our calendar of events),
and field trips organized by the
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