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German-speaking Europe has played a pivotal role in the history and culture of Europe and, indeed, the world. This course will investigate some of the most significant themes in Germany and European thought from the early Middle Ages through the early 20th century by looking into their varied sources and contexts. Most of these themes and many of these individuals, works, and events have reverberations that can still be felt today.


Immersive Introduction to German Studies (GRMN 2951) has multiple objectives. First, this course is intended to provide students with greater insights into European and German history, culture, and language for greater knowledge and awareness of the contributions of one of the world's most influential 'countries' and cultures. Second, your German language proficiency should improve in all four skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
You must have completed at least 2 semesters of German at Marquette in order to be accepted.


June 3rd-Flight to Germany
June 4th-  orientation, Rhein
June 5th-  Archeological Park (Xanten)
June 6th-  Römisch-germanisches Museum (Cologne)
June 8th-  Aachen Cathedral (Aachen)
June 9th-  Middle Ages; Thirty Years’ War (Kaiserswerth)
June 10th-  mass (St Andreas, St Maximilian, St Lambertus); Absolutism, Benrath Palace (Düsseldorf)
June 12th-  Classicism; Goethe museum in Jägerhof Palace; Napoleon; Romanticism (Düsseldorf)
June 13th-  architectural tour (Cologne)
June 14th-  Marx, Büchner, industrialization; Textile Museum Cromford (Ratingen)
June 15th-  Prussian Rhineland, Otto von Bismarck; guest lecture
June 16th-  German Mining Museum (Bochum)
June 17th-  mass (St. Andreas, St Maximilian, St Lambertus); Enlightenment
June 20th-  Memorial for Victims of National Socialism (Düsseldorf)
June 21st-  House of History Museum (Bonn)



Students will be residing in a hostel throughout the duration of their stay.


Please refer to the above "Budget Sheet" link.


The capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, Dusseldorf is a regional economic powerhouse straddling the banks of the Rhine River. Düsseldorf impresses with boundary-pushing architecture, zinging nightlife and an art scene to rival many higher-profile cities. It’s a posh and modern city that seems all buttoned-up business at first glance: banking, advertising, fashion and telecommunications are among the fields that have made them one of Germany’s wealthiest cities

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