Often referred to as “das Land der Dichter und Denker” - the land of poets and thinkers - Germany has made lasting contributions to Western culture. Philosophers such as Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche, composers such as Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven, and writers and filmmakers including Bertolt Brecht, Günter Grass, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and many others are deeply influential figures.
In contemporary times Germany has emerged as a political and economic leader within the European Union - its stable economy is the envy of many. Fluency in German can be a distinct asset for students seeking jobs in the global business, banking, diplomatic, and humanitarian sectors.
Language Placement Exams: Manhattanville offers language placement exams in German. If you have any background in German and you are considering continuing study in that language, please complete the placement exam. Language placement exams are now on Blackboard. They will be made available at certain times during the academic year. For dates for the placement exams for each semester, please check the World Languages and Literatures webpage. For Instructions to access the placement exams on Blackboard click here.
Current information about degree program requirements can be found in the official College Catalogs.