Istvan Gombocz, Ph.D., Program Coordinator
Slagle Hall 306
36 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours
Istvan Gombocz, Ph.D. Eighteenth-Century German Studies; Austrian/Central European Studies.
Angela Helmer, Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture; German Language.
Werner Kitzler, Ph.D. Emeritus, German Language.
The program in German in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Philosophy provides instruction and advising in German language, literature, and culture at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels to the benefit of students with a variety of curricular and career goals. In cooperation with other departments of the College of Arts and Sciences, with the School of Education of the University of South Dakota, with language departments at other regental institutions, as well as with our partner universities abroad, we are committed to training professionals with a firm command of the German language and with a broad, interdisciplinary background in German culture (including history, literature, and contemporary civilization). Through advising, mentoring, and in cooperation with our international exchange partners, we are dedicated to developing an intercultural awareness in our student population.
Combined with other fields in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, a major in German offers a comprehensive survey of German language, literature, and contemporary civilization. Supported by the extensive holdings in German in our University Library and by the ample audio-visual materials available on the Internet, a major in German can be a rewarding interdisciplinary program of study. It will prepare you for a range of careers, including teaching, business, public service, foreign service, graduate school, and academia.
- The Erwin Behrendt Memorial Scholarship.
This scholarship shall be awarded annually to deserving undergraduate students majoring in German. Recipients must:
a. Be classified as Junior, or Senior majors of German;
b. Have completed at last two years of college German, or its equivalent;
c. Have demonstrated a serious intention to pursue further work in German;
d. Maintain at least a 3.0 (B) average in German courses.
Primary consideration will be given to academic achievement with economic need as a secondary factor.
- The Greene Modern Languages Travel Fund
This scholarship provides financial assistance to students of modern languages participating in our exchange programs abroad. Candidates shall have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B).