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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.

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Check out our listing of current and future courses. View Course Schedule

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Earn an MA or PhD in transcultural German studies.  Learn More

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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Applications for all of these scholarships are due on December 5. You can find further information about these and other...
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We are proud to announce that the Daily Wildcat's list of unique GenEd classes at UA is featuring three German courses:  #3 is "From...
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Take a look at this fun infographic of "Oktoberfest by the numbers" and scroll down to read Dr. McGregor's take on celebrating on a budget ...
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Dr. Classen has added a new genre to his list of publications: In addition to academic work and poetry, he is now the author of a German collection...
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"Das Fenster zur Welt (The Window to the World) (2013) chronicles the friendship between two grieving individuals: the eighty-year-old Hanna, who is...
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The Center for Educational Resources in Culture Language and Literacy (CERCLL), a National Language Resource Center at the University of Arizona co-...
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Together with Katharina von Hammerstein and Julie Shoults, Barbara Kosta has edited a collection of essays on Women Writing War: From German...
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Titled "Languaging as Refuge: Practice Meets Theory," the new special double issue of Critical Multilingualism Studies (founding co-editors are ...
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The German program at Empire High School has been designated a German Center of Excellence by the American Association for Teachers of German....
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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