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BA German

Students of the German programme from Portland State University are encouraged to improve their language skills by participating in one of the many study-abroad and overseas internship opportunities offered through Portland State and the Oregon State System of Higher Education.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $29,706 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Programs ranging from one term to a full academic year are available in several foreign counties, including China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Russia, and Spain. The Department of World Languages and Literatures and the University’s Office of International Affairs: Education Abroad will counsel and assist students in integrating their overseas experience with their courses of academic study.

The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers undergraduate majors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. An undergraduate foreign language major must complete 32 upper-division credits (numbered 300 or higher) in language, literature and culture, an additional 8 credits in 400-level language and literature courses, 8 credits in adviser-approved electives, and 4 credits in linguistics. 


Courses Included

  • Third-year German
  • German for Business and Professionals
  • Topics in Culture and Civilization
  • Introduction to German Literature
  • Introduction to German Literature
  • Special Studies
  • Fourth-year German: Grammar
  • German for the Working
  • World German Short prosc
  • The Age of Goethe
  • German Romanticism