Modern Languages at UTA
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Sabine Harvey

Sabine Harvey

German Coordinator
Senior Lecturer

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Amy_Titus

Amy Titus

German Language
Lecturer

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German Language

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Welcome to the German section!


Welcome to the German Program of the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Texas at Arlington! Part of the Critical Languages and International Studies section, our mission is to promote global competence through the study of the German language and the German-speaking cultures of Europe.

German is the first language of over 100 million people and is spoken natively by speakers in countries such as Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, among others. Germany continues to play a central role in European and global politics, and there are a wide variety of career opportunities in both governmental and non-governmental organizations for people with German-language skills. Likewise, a large number of U.S. companies have well-established business relationships with Germany, and western European firms are even more actively investing in the region.

Our innovative curriculum is designed to maximize the success of both language learners and heritage speakers of German who grew up with German at home. Through experiential learning in language classes, as well as in more advanced courses in literature, culture, and localization and translation, we train our students to be translingual and transcultural. In addition to linguistic and cultural competence, students gain valuable skills in critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving.

German graduates are prepared for job opportunities in a wide range of fields:

  • The language services industry (localization and translation)
  • Education
  • Research
  • Writing, publishing, and the media
  • Health, legal, and social services
  • Business
  • Government
  • International relations
  • The cultural heritage sector: museums, libraries, and archives

Explore German at UTA—Deutsch ist superhammerstark!


Courses

In addition to language classes, which focus on the development of linguistic skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, the German program offers advanced courses on a diverse range of topics and specialties in literature, culture, linguistics, localization and translation, and business. Some courses are available online.

See descriptions here.



Programs


  • BA in Critical Languages and International Studies-German

    The Bachelor of Arts in Critical Languages and International Studies-German, has two tracks: Track A (Global) and Track B (Professional).

    For Track A, all majors in Critical Languages and International Studies-German are required to take:

    • GLOBAL 2301 Introduction to Global Issues
    • GERM 1441 Beginning German I
    • GERM 1442 Beginning German II
    • GERM 2313 Intermediate German I
    • GERM 2314 Intermediate German II
    • 12 additional hours in German at the 3000/4000 level
    • 12 additional hours in International Studies at the 3000/4000 level, chosen from the following themes:
      • International Issues (Business, Ethics, and Sustainability)
      • Arts and Humanities (Art, History, Literature, and Music)
      • Social and Cultural Studies (Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology)

    For Track B, all majors in Critical Languages and International Studies-German are required to take:

    • GLOBAL 2301 Introduction to Global Issues
    • GERM 1441 Beginning German I
    • GERM 1442 Beginning German II
    • GERM 2313 Intermediate German I
    • GERM 2314 Intermediate German II
    • 12 additional hours in German at the 3000/4000 level, specifically: GERM 3312 Advanced German Grammar, GERM 3313 Topics in German Culture and Conversation, GERM 3316 German Composition and Grammar, GERM 3318 Special Topics in German Studies I
    • 12 additional hours in International Studies at the 3000/4000 level, chosen from the Arts and Humanities (Literature) theme, specifically: GERM 3317 Introduction to Literature and Culture Studies, GERM 4313 German Literature and Culture I, GERM 4314 German Literature and Culture II, GERM 4321 Topics in Literature & Culture
  • BBA in International Business-German

    In cooperation with MODL, the College of Business Administration offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with a dual concentration in International Business and German.

    See descriptions here.

  • Minor in German

    People with foreign language abilities have a distinct advantage in the career marketplace, and they can use those skills to assist them in varying fields, such as business, medicine, law, etc. Minoring in German is a great way for you to gain a distinguishing, marketable skill while opening your eyes to another culture.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN GERMAN

    • GERM 1442*
    • GERM 2313
    • GERM 2314
    • 9 hours of 3000- or 4000-level German coursework

    * Note: Although GERM 1441 is not required for the minor, GERM 1441 with a grade of C or better is the prerequisite for GERM 1442. Likewise, a C or better is required for each course in the series in order to enroll in the next.

  • Minor in Localization and Translation-German


Student Group


German Language Society

The German Language Society (GLS) is a community for students who are interested in promoting the German language and culture on campus. All interested UTA students, not only those enrolled in our courses, are invited to visit the GLS. We meet weekly to host events in celebration of German culture. Film screenings, German TV, games, popular culture, concerts, authentic German cuisine, and campus events are just some of the activities we take part in.

Faculty Advisor

  • Ms. Sabine Harvey

Associate Faculty Advisor

  • Ms. Amy Titus

For More Information

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Study Abroad in Germany

Study German in Berlin! Berlin, Germany’s capital, is the nation’s largest city with 3.7 million residents. It is a world-class city and economic powerhouse known for its festivals, museums, universities, vibrant nightlife, and arts scene. It is the perfect place to immerse yourself in German culture.

The UTA Summer Study Abroad Program in Berlin is offered every two years. Students are required to have completed four semesters of German, GERM 1441-GERM 2314, prior to participation. In Berlin, students enroll in GERM 3313 Urban Dialogue and GERM 4321 German Cities Through Literature.

Our study abroad opportunities and scholarships are supported by the Charles T. McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies.