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

The German Studies program at John Carroll prepares students for a number of career paths in education, translation, and international business, and lays the foundations for graduate study in German.   Goals are to develop students’ proficiency in speaking, writing, listening and reading, to hone critical analytical skills, and to foster a thorough understanding of modern German culture.  The German Studies major is an interdisciplinary program, which encourages students to make relevant connections between developments in German literature and culture and trends in history, philosophy, and politics.