Train Station in Cologne, Germany (Creative Commons, Daniel Korzeniewski)

The German curriculum in language and culture at John Carroll prepares students to communicate effectively in German; to understand the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of the German-speaking world; to make connections between developments in German culture and trends in history, politics, and society; and to act with intercultural competence. At all course levels, students engage in active learning through proficiency-based instruction.
The German minor complements a number of courses of study and allows students to work with faculty to design a program suited to their specific academic goals. The experiential learning component similarly links students’ course work in German to their other professional and personal interests through an independent project, internship, or thesis.