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

Saturday, August 1, 2015
Prof. Claus Telge (PhD/DPhil in Transcultural German Studies, 2015) became the first graduate of the Arizona-Leipzig dual degree doctoral program...
Friday, October 16, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
DAAD Visiting Professor Monika Schausten from the University of Cologne
Thursday, October 8, 2015
UA Humanities Professor Is a Living Definition of Prolific by Emily Litvack (See the UANews story here) Albrecht Classen is listing off...
Monday, September 21, 2015
Bringing to life the Middle Ages in her undergraduate course on Love and Eroticism in the Middle Ages and in a graduate course on medieval poetry,...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 3:00pm
Come out for the Deutscher Studentenclub's first movie night of the year! We'll be showing a German Department favorite, Traumschiff Surprise....
Monday, September 28, 2015
The Department of German Studies is delighted to welcome our newest Faculty member, Prof. Joela Jacobs, who joined the University of...
Friday, August 28, 2015
Major Ryan Weaver and his team won top honors in marketing!
Monday, September 28, 2015
The Summer Study in Munich students put together this DIY video for us to enjoy back home here in Arizona. This year, the Munich program was led by...
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Prof. Albrecht Classen, a renowned scholar of medieval literature and culture in the Department of German Studies, received the prestigious...
Saturday, October 3, 2015
CERCLL (the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy), co-directed by German Studies Professor Chantelle Warner, ...