The Center for German and European Studies offers a unique curriculum for acquainting students with the major trends and topics related to the development of Germany and Europe after World War II, with a special emphasis on the Israeli and Jewish view of Europe and Germany. The curriculum is interdisciplinary and combines diverse areas of knowledge in economics, law, political science, geography, environmental studies, sociology, history, and literature. The MA program is organized in the spirit of the "area studies" model, which is common in studies of Asian countries, North America, and recently Israel studies. The program trains its graduates to fill a wide range of positions dealing with Europe and Germany in business, tourism, communication, cultural and public administration and indeed prepare its students for pursuing an academic/research career in those fields.
Students must acquire a satisfactory command of German by studying 4-8 language hours per week. Students demonstrating sufficient command of the German language may be exempted from some these classes.
In addition to the language requirements, the curriculum contains the following program-specific compulsory courses:
1.German History in the 19th and 20th centuries
3.Introduction to German Society
4.The German Economy
5.Basic Principles of German Law
6.Trends in German Culture
7.Introduction to the European Union
8.Colloquium: Topics in German and European
The University of Haifa is an accredited university under the auspices of Israel's Ministry of Education and the Israeli Council for Higher Education and in accordance with the standards and criteria of North American and European Universities.
International Student Requirements:
Competence in English (TOEFL scores - if native language is not English or candidates have not previously studied at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English).