Alumni Story

Why I Chose German Studies

My classes in language and culture really helped me to be a more sensitive clinician.

Dr. Megan Lisbeth Strang
B.A German 2007
Pediatric Audiologist, Children's National Health System

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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

The College of Humanities 2019 Young Professional Achievement Award will be presented to Dr. Megan Lisbeth Strang, who says her study of language and...
Kimberley Henderson with Dr. Kosta and Dr. Classen
Meet our Graduates: Kimberly Henderson graduated with a double major in German and Neuroscience & Cognitive Science in 2019. In April, she...
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Meet us as we're going about a regular day. If you want to find out more about the German Studies community, especially if you are interested in a...
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German Studies faculty, Dr. Janice McGregor, will be an invited speaker at the University of Calgary on October 25 and 26. Grounded in her research...
The Bauhaus was founded in Germany in 1919, during the post-war period when the country was reinventing itself, and the broadly interdisciplinary...
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Current and recent graduate students from the UA German Studies program - Sina Colditz, Patrick Ploschnitzki, and Chelsea Timlin - have recently...
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The American Association of Teachers of German put together an exhibit about "First Encounters" between German immigrants and the people they met on...
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Dr. Gramling will join the Board of Directors of the American Literary Translators Association as the liaison to the University of Arizona for a...
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Dr. David Gramling's and Dr. Robert Gramling's research and new book on silences in end-of-life conversation is featured in Mosaic and...
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Dr. Joela Jacobs' research on environmental education projects of refugees in Germany, which has been published in two peer-reviewed venues, is...

Alumni News & Directory

Our German majors have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. See what you can do with your degree.
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