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Explore the German minor or certificate at UW-Eau Claire

Take your career opportunities to the next level by pairing your major with a minor or certificate in German from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Rooted in German history, culture and language, our German minor and certificate provides countless ways for you to enhance your language skills and cultural competency. Enroll in a cultural immersion program, join Der Deutsche Verein (German Club) or participate in an international internship. You also may choose to take your education a step further by studying abroad in a country where German is spoken. 

Recognized nationally for the quality of its teachers and curriculum, our German program is known for helping students grow. Here, our talented professors make it a priority to create an impactful learning environment where you come first. Faculty have a multitude of experiences in the subjects they teach and go out of their way to help you succeed here at UWEC and wherever you go next.

Why German at UW-Eau Claire?

Explorative curriculum. Our German minor and certificate offer a variety of fascinating classes and electives. Coursework and related projects will prepare you for in-depth travel experiences and help you to develop empathy through insights into other cultures. Our graduates leave ready to stand out in the job market and continue their lifelong journey of learning and speaking German.

State-of-the-art technology. Outside-the-classroom learning opportunities at UWEC are endless. For example, our language lab and the Roma Hoff Instructional Resource Center are filled with sound and video programs, films, games and computer software to help you apply what you've learned in class.

Valuable, in-demand skills. Knowing multiple languages is highly valued by employers in a variety of industries and fields, making this program a versatile one. Our grads go on to pursue careers in government, work in corporate communications, teach in other countries and travel across the globe. No matter what your future career aspirations are, minoring in another language opens doors.

I chose UW-Eau Claire for its reputation around the state of having a strong German language program. The program is known for its excellent professors and for its various opportunities for students — from study abroad to collaborative research. I had high expectations for the German program at UW-Eau Claire and it exceeded every single one.

Kathryn Lance German

German minor and certificate curriculum

Curriculum within our German minor and certificate will help you master speaking, writing and communicating in German. A wide range of electives allows you to personalize your studies and explore the topics that most interest you. Explore courses ranging from Western civilization in 1660 to the Holocaust to Germany today. Instruction emphasizes the practical usage of the German language and an emphasis on cross-cultural understanding of others. 

What classes do German minors take?

Your classes may cover topics like: 

Learn more about the German minor in the UWEC course catalog.

Learn more about the German proficiency certificate in the UWEC course catalog

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