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Human Behaviors, Cultures, Languages, and Literatures


Bachelor of Arts


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Explore German culture

Recent events have underscored the political, economic, and cultural importance of Germany. As a German major, you’ll delve into those topics while concentrating on language skills and literature. In the process, you’ll learn about other people while gaining insights and a fresh perspective on a vibrant society and culture.

Contact Info

Catherine Grimm, Ph.D.

Departmental Advisor

Department of German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages and Culture

170 Irvin Hall

400 E. Spring St., Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

The required curriculum in German at Miami will provide you with a solid foundation in the German language. Building upon this foundation you will expand your knowledge of German by taking advanced courses that focus on the literature and culture of the German speaking world. You will also have the opportunity to hone those language skills by studying abroad with a Miami program or a program approved by the Office of Global Initiatives.

  • GER 231 Folk and Literary Fairy Tales
  • GER 301 German Language Through the Media
  • GER 311 Passionate Friendships in German Literature from the Middle Ages to the Present
  • GER 322 Comparative Study of Everyday Culture: German-Speaking Europe and the U.S.A.
  • GER 471 Linguistic Perspectives on Contemporary German

At Miami, there is something for everyone.

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Career Options

Recent graduates are working as journalists, foreign affairs analysts, economists, architects, engineers, bankers, lawyers, and teachers. Others attend graduate school in a variety of study areas.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data


Janie Moore
  • This major can be so many different things, depending on your interests. The professors are excited to work with you on independent studies or to make sure you are in the courses that best match your interests.

    Janie Moore '22
    German, Information Systems and Analytics

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This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

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