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

On Dec. 7-8, nine graduate researchers in the MA and PhD programs of the Department of German Studies presented their original research to a full...
April 4th, 2017
Dr. Albrecht Classen will speak on "Health, Food, Medicine, and Happiness in the Late Middle Ages: The Glorious Tacuinum Sanitatis." During...
May 5th, 2017 to May 6th, 2017
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Dear student of German, We extended the application deadline for the 2017 Summer Study in Leipzig - Germany Program until February...
Sharon Dodua Otoo, 2016 Winner of the prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann Prize for Literature, met with various groups of German Studies faculty and...