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

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The first Fisch Out of Water of 2015 was held on Wednesday, Oct 28 in the Biergarten of Café Passé. Fisch is an event held to...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Prof. Albrecht Classen's new book (co-edited with Eva Parra-Membrives) asks: "What does a bestseller mean for literary history? What effect does...
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 7:30pm
Exil Shanghai (Director: Ulrike Ottinger, 1997) Documentary film based on personal reminiscences of Jewish life and Jewish refugees in ...
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join the Deutscher Studentenclub for a Valentine's edition of Fisch Out of Water. Bring your favorite foreign-language poem, song, or reading boaut...
Monday, January 11, 2016
Prof. Albrecht Classen is not only a teacher and scholar, but also a poet. Recently he published his ninth volume of his own poetry, Sonora:...
Monday, December 21, 2015
Gain hands-on experience teaching German at the International School of Tucson and earn German credits by taking an internship course in the...
Thursday, November 12, 2015
The graduate students of the Department of German Studies will be hosting the third annual Oceans and Deserts conference in April 2016. Proposal will...