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German Studies

Dartmouth Alums With This Major

  • Presidential Management Fellow, U.S. Department of State
    (DC, Dartmouth '05)
  • Managing Director, Head of Corporate Communications, AXA Equitable
    (NY, Dartmouth '99)
  • Optometrist, University Children's Eye Center
    (NJ, Dartmouth '95)
  • Associate Professor, Rutgers University
    (NJ, Dartmouth '94)
  • Vice President, L.E.K. Consulting
    (MA, Dartmouth '94)
  • Manager, McKinsey & Company
    (BRAZIL, Dartmouth '95)
  • Director of Global Partnerships & Public Policy, Gap, Inc.
    (CA, Dartmouth '96)
  • Teacher, Dexter & Southfield Schools
    (MA, Dartmouth '97)
  • Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice
    (DC, Dartmouth '95)

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Major Description

The department offers students two concentrations, the first focuses on literary and non-literary texts in their historical and intellectual contexts, and consists of courses offered in German Studies, and the second combines resources of the Department of German Studies with a coherent selection from those of other departments and programs, such as Art History, Comparative Literature, Film Studies, Geography, Government, History, Jewish Studies, Music, Philosophy, and Religion.

Skills Acquired

What is this?

  • Critical Thinking
  • Cultural Competency & Adaptability
  • Creativity and Creative Initiative
  • Research Skills
  • Oral & Written Communication

Possible Career Paths

  • Government
  • Arts, Media, Entertainment
  • Industry and Commerce
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Interpretation/Translation
  • Service and Education

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Last Updated: 3/27/13