See the world through a different lens

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

April 4th, 2017
Dr. Albrecht Classen will speak on "Health, Food, Medicine, and Happiness in the Late Middle Ages: The Glorious Tacuinum Sanitatis." During...
May 5th, 2017 to May 6th, 2017
"On the Road Again: Time, Space, and Idenity in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age" This symposium brings together scholars in the field of...
March 31st, 2017
The University of Arizona Deutscher Studenten Club and German Department present: "Fisch Out of Water - A Flood of Poetry and Desserts"...
March 31st, 2017 to April 1st, 2017
Oceans and Deserts 2017: Charting Transdisciplinary Currents in Environment and Culture ENR2, Agnese Nelms Haury Hall, S107 Please register...
Dr. Gramling is featured together with five other academics in the Times Higher Education on the question "Do we need modern language graduates in a...
April 5th, 2017
Holocaust survivor Leslie Schwartz will speak about his experiences as a teenager in Auschwitz, Dachau, and Mühldorf and show a film called “The...