Understanding the connections between a language and larger cultural contexts is a gateway to living, working, and communicating successfully in an increasingly globalized world. A German minor complements an array of majors from philosophy to international relations and equips you with essential skills in communication, critical thinking, and cultural fluency.

By minoring in German, you’ll explore the rich and complicated history of German-speaking cultures with an emphasis on student-centered teaching and preparation for learning abroad through faculty-led and semester programs.


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Department of Global Languages & Cultures

Hauk Hall
1000 Holt Ave. – 2752
Winter Park, FL 32789

Telephone: 407.646.2623

Fax: 407.646.2265

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Contact Global Languages & Cultures Professors

  • Nancy Decker, PhD

    Nancy Decker, PhD

    Associate Professor of German

    Research interests: German language, literature, cultural history, and questions of colonialism

  • Elke Framson, PhD

    Elke Framson, PhD

    Visiting Assistant Professor of German

    Research interests: Intercultural communication, intercultural competence in business, and translation between English and German