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Open to Non-Duke Students: Yes Language of Instruction: English, German
Housing Options: Homestay Program Advisor: Alayne Wood
Minimum Class Level: Sophomore Minimum GPA: 3.0
Course Load: 4 course credits Additional Program Prerequisites: None
Language Requirement: None Areas of Study: African and African American Studies, Art History, Arts & Humanities, Arts and Media, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Anthropology, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Economics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Science and Policy, Evolutionary Anthropology, Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Germanic Languages and Literature, Health Policy, History, Information Science, International Comparative Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Markets and Management Studies, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Psychology and Neuroscience, Public Policy, Public Policy Studies, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Statistical Science, Theater Studies
Duke Administered Program?: Yes
Program Description:

THIS APPLICATION IS FOR SPRING OR FULL ACADEMIC YEAR (FALL & SPRING). IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR, PLEASE SELECT 'ACADEMIC YEAR' AS YOUR TERM. IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR SPRING, PLEASE SELECT 'SPRING'. IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THE FALL SEMESTER ONLY, PLEASE USE THE 'DUKE IN BERLIN (FALL)' APPLICATION.

For forty years Berlin was a divided city and a fulcrum of the Cold War balance of power. Now the capital of a reunited country, it's the site of a Duke in Berlin program designed to help you advance your language skills, give you an understand­ing of German history and culture, and provide academic opportunities in art history, social sciences, and technology. In the latter, the program emphasizes economics, environmental policy, European area studies, and engineering.

During the fall semester, you will take four Duke courses at the Humboldt Universität, the city's historic original univer­sity in former East Berlin, where Hegel, Engels, Marx, and Einstein once studied and taught. Two courses will focus on German language and culture and two more will be chosen from art history, economics, or political science. Instruction in these courses will begin in English and switch gradually to German. The program includes excursions to nearby sites, and cities such as Dresden and Prague.

Spring-semester students will enroll in four advanced courses in language, literature, and social science or science, all taught in German at the Freie Universität Berlin in the suburbs of former West Berlin. A fifth credit course is optional. Classes will include excursions to cities such as Jena, Weimar, Brus­sels, the center of the European Union, and numerous Berlin sites. Students are encouraged to enroll for the entire aca­demic year. Engineering students have the opportunity to take courses at the Technische Universität Berlin.