- If you have previously studied German, complete an online placement test before registering for classes
- FLGR 1010/1020: Elementary German - students should learn basic language skills
Ask for Assistance
- Be sure that you start your time at Auburn well by regularly meeting with your academic advisors in the college
- Additionally, all German students can meet with the Undergraduate Program Director anytime during the semester.
- Use Handshake to explore employers actively hiring in your field and search part-time jobs that can add experience to your résumé.
- Use LinkedIn to identify past graduates in your major and set up informational interviews and shadowing opportunities to gain further understanding of your major in the world of work.
- Auburn University has a student-run German Club as well as Stammtisch, a German conversation table, which is scheduled several times during the semester.
- Additionally, students are encouraged to attend German films
- FLGR 2010/2020: Intermediate German -Take your second year of study to review the language concepts and skills learned freshman year.
- It’s highly recommended that students study abroad. Students should consider a summer-long or semester-long program.
- Many students take the summer between sophomore year and junior year to study abroad.
- If pursuing graduate education, get involved with undergraduate research opportunities.
- Look for more opportunities on campus to engage by utilizing AUInvolve to identify organizations you’re interested in joining.
- FLGR 3010 and above - Take skill-based and content-based classes, in which writing, conversation, German literature, culture, history, and society will be the focus.
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- Meet with someone in the University Career Center (UCC) to explore career options and receive individualized assistance
- Seek out possible internships, undergraduate research opportunities, or study abroad to enhance your undergraduate experience.
- Visit the Office of Undergraduate Research to explore funding opportunities.
- Look for leadership opportunities within your organizations to develop practical skills and abilities.
- FLGR 4310 and above -Take content courses in business and trade, media and society as well as special topics in literature, culture, and linguistics.
Ask for Assistance
- Ask the UCC for help in preparing your résumé and cover letter
- Attend career events sponsored by the UCC
- If pursuing graduate education, look for opportunities to be published or present on German related topics at conferences.
- Let the German Department know where you’re headed and your post graduation plans.
- Connect with AU alumni and stakeholders to enhance professional opportunities
This degree broadens students’ understanding of society through cultural exchange in German and provides them with communication skills, linguistic dexterity, critical thinking, and cultural awareness. These cultural insights and practical tools help graduates find their place in today’s competitive, multilingual marketplace. Students pursuing a German degree enjoy various careers in the fields of business, communications, education and government.
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Holland's Code: IES
Most common* Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types found in this major, in no particular order:
*Every MBTI type is found in every major, these are the most highly concentrated
- Working Conditions
- Active Listening
- Critical Thinking
- Reading Comprehension
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Last modified: September 30, 2021