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

Teachers and researchers from UA's German Studies Department will be out in force at the 40th annual German Studies Association convention in San...
Would you like to study in Germany for a year? Apply for the Federation of German-American Clubs scholarship for 2017/18. You can find more...
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
“What good actor today is not a Jew?” Friedrich Nietzsche asked in 1882, posing a question that drew on a long tradition of regarding the Jews’...
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 12:00pm to Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
The School of Government & Public Policy and the Department of German Studies present a week of events focused on Gemany-US relations in October...
Prof. Classen has recently released a new book Reading Medieval European Women Writers: Strong Literary Witnesses from the Past. Despite a modern...
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 5:00pm to Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 6:00pm
As new technology-mediated forms of interaction, learning, and meaning making have increasingly become integrated into all domains of life, from...
Our study abroad group in Konstanz (with graduate associate Kristin Lange) is sending pictures and reporting that they are having...
Dear student of German, I would like to invite you to apply for the 2017 Summer Study in Leipzig - Germany Program, an intensive...
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
In the midst of increasingly diverse Jewish life in contemporary Germany, a new generation of writers is redefining questions of...
This summer (June 29, 2016), Prof. Steve Martinson presented an invited lecture in the Leipziger Literaturwissenschaftliches Colloquium on...