For the past couple of years, I have been planning to apply to UC Berkeley as a German major, and now my application is due next month. Recently, however, I've been playing with the notion of applying as a linguistics major. I've never actually taken a course on linguistics as I'm pretty sure it's not even offered at my community college. Now I'm having a little difficulty deciding what to do, as I will not be able to change my major as a transfer applicant (assuming I even get in).
I assume linguistics might be the more practical option as far as careers go. I also think its something I end up being passionate about, especially since it seems to tie in so many other disciplines I've been fascinated with (but not to the point of majoring in) in the last couple of years. However, my passion has always been with learning German and I have to admit I was really looking forward to taking just about everything listed in the course catalog under German.
Would a double major in linguistics AND German be a reasonable idea? Would I end up feeling so saturated in language I'd go crazy? I remember my experience with thinking I could be a psych major, and after taking just two psych classes at a time I went a little crazy by being too analytical of myself. I hope I wouldn't have a similar experience in analyzing language too much.
I was wondering if anybody in this group could offer me a little guidance. At the very least, it would be nice to hear about other people's experience.