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 German Studies @ CUA





For advising in German or other questions:
Dr. Amanda Sheffer,





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German is valuable in chemistry, biology, nursing, engineering, music, philosophy, history, finance and economics.

24% of the residents in the European Union speak German as their native language and 31% of all Europeans speak German as a second language.

Germany is the 3rd most popular country in the world for study abroad. Germany is the world's biggest exporter, and one of the most important trading partners of the United States.

Germany is at the forefront of architectural, industrial and automotive design, not to mention Germany is second in the world in automobile production.

German is the second most frequently used language on the Internet after English, and Germany has the world's most websites per capita.

Germany has a rich tradition in music, producing composers as Beethoven, Bach, and Wagner, and is home to some of the world's finest orchestras.



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German minor, Tim Schmalz, awarded a 2012/13 Fulbright grant to Salzburg, Austria

For the 2012-2013 academic year, Tim Schmalz (Psychology major and German minor) has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to study Holocaust memory in Salzburg, Austria. While there, he will investigate Austria's sense of responsibility for crimes committed, the history of reconciling fact and emotion, and Salzburg's progress in publicly memorializing events concerning the Holocaust. As a condition of his Grant, Tim will also teach English and American Studies to Austrian high school students.

Tim’s interest in Austria took root during the fall semester 2010 when he was enrolled in GER 220: Vienna in Literature and the Arts. He then spent the spring semester 2011 in Salzburg and during this time made valuable contacts that helped him prepare for his Fulbright application and the research project he will begin post-graduation from CUA.

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board of the U.S. Department of States awards the competitive, merit-based Grant to encourage original research and to foster cross-cultural understanding