Language and literature are the main elements of German Studies which covers sources and examples of modern language – Modern German Studies, but also the earlier forms like Gothic Old High German, Old German Studies and Middle High German. Also in includes Minor Germanic Languages like Danish, Dutch, Swedish and Norwegian.
Degree Programmes in Jewish Studies or Judaic Studies mainly involves teaching and research about the history of culture and Religion of Jewish People which as old as 3000 years. Jewish Studies or Judaic Studies ties-up with the traditional science of Judaism, which emerged as an independent discipline in the 19th Century.
German Universities offer courses in linguistics either in form of historical-comparative studies or as general linguistics and the study of linguistics is taught within the scope of individual philologies.
While living in Germany, it is very important to know German for many reason either you would to talk to your fellow students or to discuss politics with your colleagues at lunch. Or you want to know more about German customs – what people eat for supper, for example, or the tradition of taking a walk on Sunday.