The Master of Arts in German is housed within the Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies and explores German literary history, literary genres, authors, and cultural contexts. It is designed to prepare students for doctoral work in German or to provide career enhancement for fields such as international business or law, media, and communications, and library science.
Next to high-level language skills, students will learn about cultural literacy and cross-cultural competency by being introduced to a wide range of both older and contemporary literary works and other cultural information through films and current websites. Students will develop an understanding of cultural developments in the German-speaking countries, their historical contexts, and their relations to other countries outside the German-speaking world, especially to the U.S.
Working with primary and secondary sources, students will practice text analysis in order to increase their nuanced thinking and sensitivity to cultural subtleties. At the end of the program, each student completes one written and one oral M.A.-level exam.
Students can choose to study the first year in Tübingen, Germany, or they can spend both years on the Tufts Medford Campus.
The master's program in German takes 2 years with the following distribution of requirements:
Eight graduate level courses, the colloquium, and comprehensive written and oral examinations. Entering students will be provided with a reading list for use in preparing for the comprehensive examinations. It is the basis for the work of the colloquium and complements coursework.
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Last updated March 15, 2018