Explore the language, culture and society of the German-speaking world. You will have the opportunity to study abroad with Canada’s best range of exchange programs.
Encompassing subjects ranging from language, literature and film studies to intellectual and cultural history, urban studies, political science and memory studies, our program is designed to cater to York’s diverse population. Language courses enable students to achieve proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, writing and culture. Through the close study of a wide range of texts and artefacts, students explore historical events and the way they are remembered in contemporary society; the cross-cultural relationships between the German-speaking countries and other parts of the globe; and the contributions of writers, filmmakers, philosophers, scientists, artists and intellectuals who have shaped modern society. Students can choose from a variety of degree options, with varying levels of language requirements, or select individual courses to enhance their general education.
Faculty: Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Double Major, International Bachelor of Arts (iBA), Minor
3, 4 yrs
Research / Other Activities
A German Studies degree opens up career opportunities in Canada, throughout Europe, and around the globe. Many graduates go on to graduate degrees or professional schools. The interdisciplinary focus, linguistic, cultural, and analytical skills open career opportunities in all areas of the economy. The list below offers a sample of careers undertaken by graduates in German Studies.
|Diplomatic Service Worker||Editor/Publisher||Exchange Program Coordinator|
|Foreign Service Worker||Fundraising Coordinator||Government Administrator|
|International Business Advisor||International Development Worker||Journalist/Foreign Language Correspondent|
|Policy Analyst||Teacher/International Education Specialist||Translator/Interpreter|