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.

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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.

News & Events

We are proud to announce that David Gramling was awarded the 2018 AAAL Book Award for The Invention of Monolingualism. The American Association...
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Judith Nika Pfeifer is a novelist, poet, and transmedia artist. She will join the Department of German Studies in Spring 2018. Read more about her...
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February 23rd, 2018
Please join us for this colloquium presentation.
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Albrecht Classen, University Distinguished Professor of German Studies, has been honored with the rank of Grand Knight Commander of the Most Noble...
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March 15th, 2018
Berlin, Schönhäuser Corner (Gerhard Klein, 1957) They are East Berlin teenagers. They want to be free - to dance to rock'n'roll, trade forbidden...
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Prof. Classen's most recent publication is the product of a 2016 conference here at the University of Arizona and explores the topic of Magic...
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If you missed Prof. Kovach's lecture on November 20th, you can now find out on our Youtube channel how Jewish Turn-of-the-Century Vienna was....
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March 29th, 2018
Die bleierne Zeit/Marianne & Juliane (Margarethe von Trotta, 1981) Based on a true story, this film relates the emotional and psychological...
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Apply for the month-long International Summer School of German Language and Culture at Heidelberg University, taking place in August 2018. This...
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April 4th, 2018
Please join us for Dr. Classen's Early Books Lecture on "The Heroic Armageddon in Poetic Terms: The Middle High German Nibelungenlied (The...
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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