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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

Students in this program practice critical analysis across literary and cultural studies, theoretical and applied linguistics, studies in second language acquisition and teaching, and related professional disciplines. 

Doctoral Degree in Transcultural German Studies

With its German partner universities in Leipzig and Cologne, the dual PhD/DPhil degree program offers interdisciplinary doctoral training in two rigorous academic environments, while providing intensive mentoring opportunities and comprehensive financial support. 

Meet Mandy

As a tech communicator, Mandy uses her majors in German Studies and industrial engineering to be the bridge between STEM and the humanities.

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News & Events

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In his new collection of essays and satires, Wildgewordenes Amerika, Albrecht Classen reflects on his life in the United States after thirty-six...
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Calling all German students & alumni! Do you love German and learning/using it? Help us out by uploading one or more of the following by the end...
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Nov 30
Sina Meissgeier (Doctoral candidate in Transcultural German Studies) will present her Dissertation Proposal "Erzähltes Leben im geteilten...
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Nov 13
Hallo liebe Leute! Come join us at the German Department and the College of Humanities Ambassadors for a night of virtual trivia! Trivia will be all...
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A new volume of the journal/yearbook Mediaevistik: Internationale Zeitschrift für interdisziplinäre Mittelalterforschung has appeared in...
Peter Ecke on vocabulary acquisition, cognates and cross-linguistic influence
If you have ever wondered why other languages interact or interfere with your German, check out this presentation on vocabulary acquisition, cross-...
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The following General Education courses will be offered online this winter session(12/21/20-1/12/21): GER 150B1: Becoming Transcultural:...
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This year, we all have discovered new ways of teaching, learning, and coming together. Dr. David Gramling's podcast "Genau das!" is bringing together...
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"Graduate school is by no means easy, but approaching and navigating graduate programs as a first-generation college student presents particular...
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On Sept 30, Department of German Studies Graduate Student Patrick Ploschnitzki contributed to a conversation about Sharon Dodua Otoo’s Bachmann Prize...

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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