German

Bachelor of Arts in German

The study of foreign languages and literatures opens your mind to cultures, societies, and histories around the world.

The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures equips well-rounded students for entry into the global community. A B.A. in German 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.

Diverse course offerings range from basic-intermediate-advanced language studies and traditional linguistics and literature courses to topic-driven courses in film, cultural identity, and foreign language business. Students also can benefit from interdisciplinary “Languages Across the Curriculum” and service-learning outreach courses that extend the classroom beyond the traditional campus. Students pursuing a German degree enjoy various careers in the fields of business, communications, education and government. Many alumni can attribute their foreign language skills as the foundation for their continued studies in medicine, law, business, and academia.

Learn more about the path towards a degree and career in German from the Career Center’s Pathways.

Minor in German

A minor in German requires 15 semester hours in German (minimum 9 hours at 3000 level or above) including:

  • FLGR 2010 Intermediate German I
  • FLGR 2020 Intermediate German II

For more information about German

German Program Website


  • Dr. Traci O'Brien, Undergraduate Director

  • tso0001@auburn.edu
  • 6070 Haley Center
  • (334) 844-6367

Careers in German

  • Translator (legal, literary, localization, machine, medical, technical)
  • Interpreter (business, conference, escort, judiciary)
  • Linguistics
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign service
  • Immigration/Naturalization
  • Customs
  • Intelligence
  • Law enforcement
  • Journalism/broacasting
  • Banking/finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Logistics and transportation/Supply chain management
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Business executive
  • Analyst
  • Airline services
  • Travel services
  • Lexicography
  • Steganography
  • Teaching/tutoring
  • Educational administration
  • Civil service
  • Non-profit or public interest law

Curriculum in German

Students must earn a C and maintain a 2.5 GPA in all major courses.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
FLGR 1010 Elementary German I4FLGR 1020 Elementary German II4
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
Core History3Core Social Science3
Core Mathematics3Core Science I4
Elective13 
 16 14
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Literature3Core Humanities23
Core Social Science3Core History to complete sequence3
Core Science II4Core Fine Arts3
FLGR 2010 Intermediate German I4LBAR 2010 Liberal Arts Careers Preparation2
 FLGR 2020 Intermediate German II4
 14 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
COMM 1000 Public Speaking33FLGR 3020 Intermediate German Composition and Conversation3
FLGR 3010 Beginning German Composition and Conversation3German Elective13
FLGR 3100 Introduction to German Literature43Electives19
Electives16 
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
FLGR 3110 German Culture and Civilization I or 3120 German Culture and Civilization II3FLGR 4980 Senior Capstone1
German Electives16German Electives19
Electives16Electives16
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 16
Total Hours: 120
1

Students should meet with their advisers to determine appropriate German and other electives.

2

If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.

3

COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.

4

FLGR 4110 or FLGR 4120 may be used.

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Curriculum in German-International Trade

Students must earn a C and maintain a 2.5 GPA in all major courses.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
FLGR 1010 Elementary German I4FLGR 1020 Elementary German II4
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
Core Mathematics3Core Humanities13
COMM 1000 Public Speaking23Core History (to complete sequence)3
Core History3Elective33
 16 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics3ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics3
Core Literature3Core Science II4
Core Science I4LBAR 2010 Liberal Arts Careers Preparation2
FLGR 2010 Intermediate German I4FLGR 2020 Intermediate German II4
 14 13
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ACCT 2110 Principles of Financial Accounting3ACCT 2210 Principles of Managerial Accounting3
Elective 33MKTG 3310 Principles of Marketing3
MNGT 3100 Principles of Management or 3810 Management Foundations3FLGR 3020 Intermediate German Composition and Conversation3
FLGR 3010 Beginning German Composition and Conversation3FLGR 3110 German Culture and Civilization I or 3120 German Culture and Civilization II3
FLGR 3100 Introduction to German Literature43Core Fine Arts3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
FINC 3610 Principles of Business Finance3FLGR 4320 German for Business and Economics II3
ECON 4300 International Economics3FINC 3100 Fundamentals of Global Trade or 5510 Multinational Financial Management3
FLGR 4310 German for Business and Economics I3FLGR 4980 Senior Capstone1
German Electives36German Electives36
 Business Elective33
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 16
Total Hours: 120
1

If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.

2

COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 3.

3

Students should meet with their advisers to determine appropriate German, business, and other elective courses.

4

FLGR 4110 and FLGR 4120 may be used.

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Last Updated: August 10, 2016