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German language and culture alive on the Eastern Shore

oktoberfest 2014The German Program at Salisbury University offers students a chance to minor in German. Students not only learn the basics of the German language but also are introduced to aspects of German history and culture through classroom instruction and culturally enriching experiences. Our minor includes courses from basic language introductory courses for absolute beginners (German 101,102) to conversation courses for those who have had higher levels of German (German 310,312). We also offer a literature in translation course for both German minors and our English-only speaking classmates (German 350, Eng.317).  We even have a German culture course taught in English that covers everything German from the “Autobahn” to “Apfelstrudel” (MDFL 245). Have German ancestry and want to know more about their language and culture? Come join us! We welcome all interested in learning more.

(Oktoberfest has been one of the most popular events on campus for 35 years)

German Club

The German Club is one of Salisbury University’s oldest all student- run clubs on campus under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Since 1972 it has organized and hosted the all campus wide annual Oktoberfest which has become one of the most popular events held here. The club is very involved in a great many campus activities such as “Relay for Life”, Habitat for Humanity work days, Fun Day, Student Activities Fairs and Homecoming to name just a few of our activities. Recently the German Club was named one of Salisbury University’s most active student organizations.  Additional activities include camping trips, a Christmas party with German food, and weekly meetings with a German “Stammtisch” every other week. Membership is open to all interested in the German language, culture or traditions.

Discovering Germany, Austria and Switzerland through our Minor

Salisbury University offers many opportunities to study abroad through contacts with our International Programs office. There are many programs available for transfer credit with our partners in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Salisbury University has a very successful consortium agreement with the University of Berlin which allows our students to study in Berlin, Germany for the same tuition a student would be paying here. Another very popular program is offered through the Goethe Institute at various locations throughout the world and transfer credit is easy to arrange. The German and History departments have also created a study abroad course that runs every other year and offers credit in German culture and Roman history ( see Salisbury University Summer in Rome and Roman Germany). For those who can’t afford to go abroad at all we offer a “German Immersion Weekend” for our upper level German classes only during which all activities are carried out in German. So if you only have a weekend, a month, or can afford a year abroad we are here to help you discover the German-speaking world.

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