The German Program at SDSU offers students multiple pathways to discovering the language and culture of German-speaking Europe, one of the most populous, vibrant, and economically successful regions of the continent.
Our lower-division language courses prepare students to speak, comprehend, read, and write German with fluency. They also begin to build a nuanced understanding of cultural, social, and political particularities of the German-speaking world. All of our courses emphasize proficiency, that is, the ability to communicate effectively in German from the very first day of class.
Students who continue on the upper-division level explore German language and culture in greater depth, ranging from medieval to contemporary and studying literature, linguistics, intellectual and political history, film, visual arts, music, theater and the performing arts. Students are encouraged to pursue individual interests within the program.
The German Program hosts a variety of activities throughout the year, most of which are free and open to the public, including lectures, film series, and social events. It is also home to the SDSU German Club, a Student Organization that is open to all interested students on campus.