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...
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Prof. Barbara Hales (Associate Professor of History and Humanities, University of Houston at Clear Lake) completed her Masters in German at the...
Friday, November 6, 2015
Talk 5-6pm, ILC 125, followed by dinner (RSVP to
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...
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 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...
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...
Friday, August 28, 2015
Major Ryan Weaver and his team won top honors in marketing!
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Congratulations to German Studies student Patt Intarakamhang, who has won the Fall 2015 German Studies Department photo contest, with a photo of the...
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...