See the world through a different lens

The Department of German Studies offers an exciting curriculum that fosters students' linguistic and cultural competence. Students are immersed in German language, literatures, and culture through our programs.

Our department offers three degree options in German Studies:

Bachelor's Degree in German Studies

Undergraduate courses are designed to familiarize students with the German language as well as the cultures and histories of German-speaking communities. The department is designated as a German Center of Excellence by the American Association of Teachers of German.

Master's Degree in German Studies

This program prepares students to analyze critically and synthesize various aspects of German Studies, such as literary studies, cultural studies, and applied linguistics, including studies in second language acquisition and teaching. 

Doctoral Degree in Transcultural German Studies

A dual and joint degree with the University of Arizona and the University of Leipzig, this program is well suited to students aspiring to pursue academic careers relating to national and international literary, educational, cultural, and linguistic interests.

News & Events

Oceans and Deserts 2017:  Charting Transdisciplinary Currents in Environment and Culture The graduate students in the Department of German...
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Germany Meets the US – “Representations of German in Tucson” Project As part of a week of events sponsored by the Germany Embassy around the topic...
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The Department of German Studies hosted a successful series of events from October 3-6, 2016 that highlighted the theme of Germany meets the...
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The thirteenth-century Middle High German poet Rudolf von Ems was very successful and created a number of intriguing romances and also a highly...
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The Deutscher Studenten Club (German Students' Club) hosted a T-shirt design contest this fall. The winner, Jenny Lizarraga, describes the T-shirt...
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Thanks to all who participated in this Fall's Fisch out of Water, on October 27, at Cafe Passe. With upwards of 50 participants and a new format...
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Sharon Dodua Otoo, 2016 Winner of the prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann Prize for Literature, met with various groups of German Studies faculty and...
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Professor Ecke will be one of several invited plenary speakers at CILEX 2016 (the first international conference on foreign languages at the...
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German Master's student Jesse Archbold writes about the rewards of foreign language learning in UA News.
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Several of our current and former UA Germanists are traveling to Boston this weekend to share their research at the Annual Convention of the American...
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