With Germany among leading nations in the automobile, engineering, chemical, and renewable energy industries, learning German creates professional and personal pathways for students to explore in the US–where companies like Daimler, Siemens, and Bayer are leaders–and in the German-speaking world. German being the most widely spoken language in Europe (100 million native speakers and about 55 million second-language speakers), there is ample opportunity for students to apply and extend their studies, interests, and careers with German. From biotech in Munich or “Silicon Saxony” in Dresden, or finance in Zurich and Frankfurt, to cultural diversity in Berlin as a major center for design and fashion, German opens new doors in your world.
German Studies at MIT engages students in the study of language at the intersection of contemporary culture, film, literature and the history of German-speaking countries. Students acquire communication and cultural competencies that allow them to engage actively in the German-speaking world. Personal attention in small group classes create engaging and rewarding experiences for each student. German Studies subjects prepare students for the opportunity to study, work, and conduct research in German-speaking and other global environments, whether through MISTI programs in Germany and Switzerland, or in a variety of future career options.
German Studies may be applied to the German major, minor, or Concentration. Learn more about requirements at the Academic Programs page. Advisors for these programs are below. Students uncertain what level of German language to take should refer to placement information. Information on transfer credit is available here.
|21G.409||Advanced German: Visual Arts, Media, Creative Expression|
|21G.029/419||City Living: Ethnographies of Urban Worlds|
|21G.055||Media in Weimar and Nazi Germany|
|21G.S07||Special Subject: German Oral Communication: Online Immersion|
|21G.412||Advanced German: Literature and Culture|
|21G.414||German Culture, Media, and Society|
|21G.057||Gender, Race and Environmental Justice|
|21G.058/418||Race and Migration in Europe|