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Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

German Program

Castle Neuschwanstein at Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany

Image: Castle Neuschwanstein at SchwangauBavariaGermany Credit: Softeis, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

German Studies at California State University, Fresno offers courses in German language, culture, literature, and film, and is designed to serve both our Minor and the needs of students from our campus and community.

In treating the language and culture of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein, German Studies prepares you to communicate in German so you can work, travel, and study in the very center of Europe. Many of our courses are specifically geared to the needs of students from business, music, English, history, and linguistics.

Professor Amila Becirbegovic is our German Professor and can assist students in creating a plan to complete a German minor.

Minor in German and fulfill your General Education Area C2 requirement

  • German 1B, German 2A and 2B meet the General Education C2 Requirement.

Credit by examination (CBE) for German courses


Die Welt: Links to the World

Languages are international as well as personal. Here are some links to the world of German, some academic, some political, some cultural.

Dictionaries and Lexika

  • DWDS, Das Digitale Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache des 20. Jahrhunderts. Very useful Lexikon (German/German) with lots of examples and synonyms.
  • Leo German & English Dictionary useful and modern translation tool
  • Good German and English dictionary, shorter and more sorted than dict.leo; many links to other useful dictionaries.
    • wortschatz.uni-leipzig a thesaurus with word lists but short on definitions.
  • Deutsch/Englisches-Lexikon mit Synonymen
  • Adelung, Johann Christoph: Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der hochdeutschen Mundart (Wien, 1808)
    • A great glossary of words currently in the news aber in keinem Lexikon
    • List of Dictionaries

Other Links

German Faculty