College of Humanities & Fine Arts

B.A. in German

Majoring in a foreign language means studying the language, literature, and culture of the country concerned. In addition, knowledge of a foreign language enhances and deepens people’s understanding of their own culture and language and contributes toward a greater appreciation of other cultures. All courses are taught in the target language unless otherwise indicated in the course description.

The German program encourages students to take courses, for credit, with the Goethe Institute in Germany.  In connection with the Goethe Institute in San Francisco, students enrolled in CSU, Chico German classes are eligible to take an examination that qualifies them for an internationally recognized certificate, called Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache (ZDaF) and Zentrale Mittelstüfenprüfung (ZMP), which is administered locally by the German section of the department.