Department of Linguistics
College of Arts and Sciences
609 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1030
Web Address: arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/linguistics/undergraduate/language-degrees/german.html
Note: See Professor Fertig for matters regarding first and second year language instruction; see Professor Hoeing for matters concerning the German major and minor.
With more than 100 million speakers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and throughout the world, German is a major international language of business, diplomacy, science, and popular culture, with an extraordinarily
rich heritage in literature, philosophy, and music.
Germany is the largest and wealthiest country in the European Union, and the importance of German in Europe continues to grow with the integration of Eastern European countries where German has always played
an important role.