Study the German Language

Our program develops your ability to listen, speak, read and write in German, while expanding your understanding of the history and culture of German-speaking countries. The Department offers a minor in German.

What You Will Study

Led by a faculty member who is a native speaker from Austria, we are a small program that challenges you to communicate effectively in German directly from your first class. With an emphasis on correct grammatical structures, classes grow your speaking and comprehension skills and empower you to confidently express your opinions and ideas in the German language. We also explore topics from German literature to the current political and cultural issues in German-speaking countries.

Participate in Study Abroad

Because study abroad provides a significant boost to language proficiency and valuable intercultural experiences, German minors are encouraged to incorporate study abroad into their coursework. Gonzaga students can participate in a semester-long sponsored study abroad program at the ISEP Karl Franzen University in Graz, Austria or for a summer term. To ensure the maximum benefit of study abroad to their academic plan, students should discuss their plans early in their academic career with the German program faculty.


Are you a current student looking for Fellowship, Work, and/or Research Opportunities in German?

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502 E. Boone Ave., AD 44
Spokane, WA 99258