GERM 302 – German for Business Culture, Dr. Gabriele Dillmann, Denison University
  • Days and Time: M & W, 9:00 – 10:20 am 
  • Pre-req.: Equivalence to four semesters of German or by instructor’s approval. 
  • Credits: 4hrs.
  • At Denison, German 302 is a designated course number for special topics courses with changing content; can be repeated for credit for the German minor and major. 


German is a key language in the European Union and the new economies of Central and Eastern Europe. German is spoken by more than 120 million people in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland and in parts of Belgium, Northern Italy and Eastern France. German-based companies and businesses can be found across the globe, whereas many international companies call Germany their home. In this global market, to be able to speak German is essential for those who wish to build a career in a German-speaking country or with a German-based company in their home country.

This course introduces students to the language and culture of business German. Topics we will cover include Germany’s federal states, Germany in the EU, multicultural Germany, the social system, industry and money economy, high tech, environment, taxes, and consumer power. Students will also learn practical skills such as writing job applications and business correspondence, practice phone and email etiquette, and learn to read and interpret bureaucratic German. 

A unique feature of this course is that students will have the opportunity to connect with German business leaders in Germany and German-based companies in the US.  Students will engage with German speakers from different business backgrounds in real-life scenarios via video-conferencing during some of the class sessions. 

This course is also a globally connected course in partnership with the American University in Bulgaria.

Class meets in a virtually interactive environment online via the video-conferencing platform Zoom The course will include students of German across our GLCA partner institutions.

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