Why Study German at UIC?
MA and PhD
Application Instructions & Deadlines
Graduate Research Symposium
Major and Minor
Requirements and Advising
Teaching of German
Why Study German?
Why Study German at UIC?
German for the Arts
German for Business
German for Science and Engineering
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Fruman and Marian Jacobson “Bridges” Fund
Fruman and Marian Jacobson Funded Projects
Top Ten Reasons to Study German at UIC:
German is one of the “13 MOST USEFUL COLLEGE MAJORS”:
German and other common foreign languages rank in the
most useful majors
(alongside Nursing, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, Marketing, Mathematics, and Accounting). Of all undergraduate majors, German and other foreign language majors show the
greatest gains in critical thinking skills
(together with Sociology majors).
In 2012, 16 undergraduates received
Departmental Scholarships and Awards
ranging between $100 and $1,000 each. Our undergraduates also win external awards: the
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
, Fulbright, DAAD, the Gilman International Scholarship for Study Abroad…
The Germanic Studies Department offers an affordable 4-week summer
in Berlin, as well as a semester or year-long programs in
and Berlin. Last year we offered 9 travel stipends to undergraduates.
We offer a German minor and three different majors that are tailored to meet your needs and interests (
TEACHING OF GERMAN
GERMAN WITH A BUSINESS MINOR
We have small
so students are able to get individual attention from our instructors and create a tight-knit community within the classroom.
We offer many
throughout the year that can stimulate your knowledge and growth: Lectures, author readings, film screenings, pizza parties, and field trips around Chicago (German Christmas Market, theater, etc.).
Our classes incorporate some of the
in language learning such as interactive Web 2.0 applications (wikis, blogs, discussion boards), iTunes U content delivery as well as blended learning opportunities. Up-to-date teaching materials enable students to gain not just
for the German-speaking countries.
We take our teaching seriously. The Department of Germanic Studies is a recent winner of UIC’s Departmental Teaching Excellence, and all language classes are taught by instructors well versed in
Students who took German in high school can continue taking advanced language classes and can receive
for classes they placed out of.
as well as a
where students can practice their German while enjoying free coffee and cookies in a relaxed atmosphere.
Department of Germanic Studies
601 South Morgan Street (MC 315)
1722 University Hall
Chicago, IL 60607
Tel: (312) 996-5218
Fax: (312) 413-1044