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

Sunday, February 21, 2016
During the Spring 2016 AATG Arizona Chapter meeting, about 25 member and non-member teachers of German gathered at the International School of Tucson...
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
As students we are rather eager to learn. At times, however, we are sadly clueless and stubborn, but lucky for us we are surrounded with an...
Friday, February 12, 2016
Jessica Draper, participant in the 2015 Konstanz program won 3rd Place in the Cultural Category for her picture titled "Refugees Welcome", taken in...
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Help refugees, work  at a museum, or teach German and get course credit. Whether you are looking to combine the interests of your major and...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Department of German Studies welcomes Writer-in-Residence Dr. Michael Speier. Dr. Speier is a prolific poet, translator, and literary...
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Please look for the courses offered this summer in the attachement below.