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

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The German Studies Department was awarded scholarships from the Max Kade Foundation to support students who want to study in the Arizona Summer...
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The Department of German Studies offers several scholarships to support your study abroad plans. We want to make sure that you have funding...
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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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Religious Toleration in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age: An Anthology of Literary, Theological, and Philosophical Texts More than ever before...
Artwork: Eating Refugees
Jan 30
Migration is an essential characteristic of humankind. And yet, one of the most ancient exercises of human freedom is presented as an issue. Why is...
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In December 1984, the University of Arizona Division of Student Affairs created the Centennial Achievement Award to be presented annually. This award...
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Doctoral Candidate Patrick Ploschnitzki and German Studies Professor Dr. David Gramling co-authored an article in the German Studies journal...
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Feb 24
Some of the greatest wonders of the world were the Gothic cathedrals, but they were paralleled by equally significant paintings, sculptures,...
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Feb 6
The concept of returning home has seen an upsurge in recent public discourse. A binary of temporary residence and permanent home animates constructs...
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Feb 13
This talk will discuss how the obsessive taxonomizing of intellectual currents as systems in European intellectual history emerges in the eighteenth...

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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