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

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
"For his 60th birthday, Albrecht Classen, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of German Studies, received a Festschrift,...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
This summer (June 29, 2016), Prof. Steve Martinson presented an invited lecture in the Leipziger Literaturwissenschaftliches Colloquium on...
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Our study abroad group in Konstanz (with graduate associate Kristin Lange) is sending pictures and reporting that they are having...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Prof. Classen has recently released a new book Reading Medieval European Women Writers: Strong Literary Witnesses from the Past. Despite a modern...
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Teachers and researchers from UA's German Studies Department will be out in force at the 40th annual German Studies Association convention in San...
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Albrecht Classen, UA Distinguished Professor and undergraduate adviser in the Department of German Studies, was recently selected as a Certificate of...