German students at Penn find successful careers in global business, in the art world, in the academy, in the law. The major provides you with the language and cultural fluency, knowledge, and critical skills essential in an era of globalism. We offer a wide selection of courses in four languages (German, Dutch, Swedish, and Yiddish) and their literatures, in cultural studies, media theory, philosophy, history, psychology, film, and business. A wealth of opportunities to study abroad enhances students’ linguistic and cultural sophistication. Standing faculty—who have won an impressive assortment of international prizes for teaching and writing—are deeply committed to undergraduate education and often include majors in ongoing research projects.