Major / Minor

German Intersession 2012

The German program at W&J is a nationally recognized Center of Excellence by the AATG. The program develops the skills, knowledge and qualities necessary to communicate and interact in German-speaking cultures around the world.

Courses range from language acquisition to literature and film, and the major can be tailored to the cultural and career interests of the student through independent studies, internships, and funded international opportunities. For more information on the program, see the W&J College Catalog.

International Travel

  • Semester-long stays in German-speaking countries (Berlin, Cologne, and Munich, Germany, as well as Vienna, Austria)
  • Summer Magellan projects and internships abroad in German-speaking countries
  • Two-week JayTerm travel courses with W&J faculty & students in January or May to Germany

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Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Modern Languages is to impart to all W&J students the skills, knowledge, and qualities necessary to communicate and interact in culturally appropriate ways with speakers of languages other than their own. The Department of Modern Languages is, therefore, a key component of a liberal arts education and serves the mission of the College by preparing students to become observant, responsive, and knowledgeable actors in our increasingly multicultural and global society.

Our Programs

  • Chinese

  • Russian

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Arabic

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Alumni Interview: Daniel Hood and Korey Morgan

Alumni Interview: Samantha Gagliardo and Amber McGee (Languages and Law)

Research and Internships
Careers After W&J

No matter what your major, the German program provides a compliment to careers in law, science, and the humanities.

Possible career choices include entrepreneur, educator, foreign service, law enforcement, international lawyer, banking, patent attorney, politics, international science researcher, and physician.

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Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

German Faculty

German News

Matt Rudzki ’08 seeking election for Magisterial District Judge

April 10, 2021

Sharpsburg Mayor Matt Rudzki is seeking a higher office which would allow him to serve a wider majority of the Lower Valley.

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Graduating with Honors: Nine Students Cap Off Senior Year Research with Virtual Presentations

November 1, 2020

Nine students completed Honors Projects in 2020.

German Events

Serge Schmemann

Discussion with Serge Schmemann at Berlin Wall Exhibit

February 18, 2020 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Serge Schmemann, Symposium on Democracy 2020 keynote speaker and member of the editorial board ofThe New York Times, will hold an informal discussion at The Berlin Wall exhibit at The Clark Family Library.