This graduate program in language, literature, and culture affords students the opportunity to study literary and cultural texts, as well as the structure of language as meaning and beliefs within a cultural system. Methods of teaching the above, combined with appropriate course work in linguistics and allied fields, are offered in combination with a supervised internship program. The specific objective is to prepare students to teach foreign languages and texts in their cultural contexts. The German Graduate program is designed to enhance students' competence in language and literature. Specific objectives are to prepare students for a career in teaching, or in any area in private or public life in which knowledge of German is essential, and to help them develop the techniques of independent research necessary for work beyond the master's level.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges