We asked students in our first- und second-year language courses why they learn German.
Here are some of their answers:
Erin Price, Sociology Major:
Why I learn German:
"The German culture has such an influence in our contemporary American life and sometimes I don't think we realize it. Learning the language brings this into perspective for me and helps me appreciate just that! Being that I'm a Sociology Major, I get to dive into the great German minds of Simmel, Tönnies, Marx, Weber, all whose work laid the foundation of many social practices obvious today. Learning German, I am more excited to study these ground-breaking social theorists. One day, I hope to interpret their work firsthand in order to gain a deeper perspective of our own American culture."