Programs and Courses to Suit Your Goals


  • German Language and Culture - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - German Language and Culture

    The Certificate of Achievement in German Language and Culture offers opportunities for students to engage with the growing first- and second-generation German immigrant communities in the Bay Area, and to become global citizens. German is also an excellent major or minor for those who plan to pursue graduate work in areas such as philosophy, anthropology, history, linguistics or business. Understanding the diversity of cultural, historical and social contexts in the German-speaking world will provide new insights and a critical lens. This certificate will not only satisfy a language requirement but could also help students prepare for competing and cooperating in the international arena, since Germany is the largest economy in the European Union. The certificate can also promote multicultural understanding and spur personal and intellectual growth. It may open up additional opportunities for students who pursue studying abroad, since Germany is among the top non-English speaking countries in sponsoring academic exchanges through programs like Fulbright.


In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.

You can check the course offerings in the college catalog against the following lists of GE requirements

These requirements may be subject to change. Always confirm the requirements for your specific program.

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To learn about other academic programs at De Anza and their requirements, visit the college Degrees & Certificates page. For information about applying for your certificate or degree, visit the Apply for Degrees and Certificates page.

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