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.

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"This program takes another look at our world, in all its differences, disparities, clashes and conflicts, not just today, but over the ages," said...
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In March 2017, second-year PhD student Patrick Ploschnitzki was approached by German screenwriter, director, and author David Sedlaczek, who was...
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UA German Studies was well-represented at the annual convention of the American Council for Teachers of Foreign Languages this year in Nashville,...
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Delta Phi Alpha offers several scholarships to recognize high-achieving Delta Phi Alpha undergraduate students. Delta Phi Alpha members* from...
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The Department is now accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Study-in-Leipzig-Germany Program, a study abroad program in German language and...
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UA Study Abroad is excited to announce a new scholarship, the CDH Charitable Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship. With awards up to $8,000 for Spring...
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German Studies Professor, Peter Ecke, was visiting the Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico, September 20-23. He gave a presentation on “Verbal Fluency...
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The German Department is offering two online GenEd courses (3 credits each): GER 150B1 with Dr. Ecke on "Becoming Transcultural: Maximizing Study...
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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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Jaynie Adams
B.A.
German Studies
2016
B.A.
History
2016
Charles Mink
B.A.
German Studies
2003
B.A.
Classics
2003
M.A.
Near Eastern Studies
2013
Mary Neff
B.A.
German
1967
B.A.
French
1967