German is among the 10 most commonly spoken languages around the globe and the second-most spoken language in European countries. Knowledge of German increases your job opportunities at home and abroad. Germany is one of the top trade and investment partners of the United States employing hundreds of thousands of people. This partnership means greater opportunity for international partners and German speakers.

In the U.S. 2010 census, more than 14 percent of Americans reported having German ancestry, making it the largest single heritage group in the U.S. Proficiency in this language can deepen your understanding of U.S. history and culture.

Students who combine a German major, minor or certificate with another field of study (e.g. business, education, international studies, history or communication studies) will diversify their professional skills and expand career opportunities.


  • Diplomacy | Foreign Service
  • Engineering
  • Fine arts
  • Government
  • Information Technology
  • International business
  • Medical
  • Teaching
  • Translating
  • Tourism


  • German-focused departmental events include: exhibits, presentations and film screenings
  • Informational meetings are held each fall semester of every academic year. All aspects of the program are introduced: coursework, advising and study abroad
  • Intern abroad
  • Study abroad – scholarships available
  • Annual awards celebration

Contact Us

German Coordinator
Monika Hohbein-Deegen
Clow Faculty 328
(920) 424-7278

The German Program is offering the following courses in the Fall 2021 semester. Please enroll soon to ensure a seat! We look forward to seeing you in the fall!

110 – German Language and Culture I (XC)(GC)
MWF, 9:10 – 10:10 am, Clow 234, WADE-SIRABIAN

111 – German Language and Culture II (XC)(GC)
MWF, 10:20 – 11:20 am, Clow 221, HOHBEIN-DEEGEN

203 – German Language and Culture III (XC)(GC)
MWF, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Clow 221, HOHBEIN-DEEGEN

204 – German Language and Culture IV (XC)(GC)
MWF, 12:40 – 1:40 pm, Clow 221, HOHBEIN-DEEGEN

306 – Introduction to the German-Speaking World (GS)
MWF, 9:10 – 10:10 am, Clow 221, HOHBEIN-DEEGEN

315 – Emerging German Identity
MWF, 10:20 – 11:20 am, Clow 234, WADE-SIRABIAN