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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News & Events

"Freiheit mit Sporen" is the title of Christopher Kloeble's article in Die Zeit. Read it here. 
An article by Dr. Warner and her co-author, Hsin-I Chen, recently appeared in the journal Language Learning and Technology. The article...
A translation project by a group of undergraduates and our PhD student Patrick Ploschnitzki that was conducted under the guidance of Dr. Albrecht...
Geschichten vom Fliehen und Ankommen | Stories of Escaping and Arriving: A Project of the Department of German Studies under the direction of Dr....
September 1st, 2017
Stammtisch is a German tradition in which a group of friends meets every week at the same table, or Tisch, to socialize. Students, faculty and...
Did you miss our 2017 Writer-in-Residence Christopher Kloeble? You can watch his reading here. 
Watch the talks from previous years: Humanities Week 2016 with Prof. Jacobs:  Fatherland & Mother Tongue: German-Jewish Identity in the...
" der first street, im gelben haus, hausen germanisten..." Michael Speier, our Writer-in-Residence in 2016, wrote a poem about his time in...
Bach's "Coffee Cantata" was part of the 2014 homecoming celebration of the German Studies Department and the COH alumnus of the year, Eric Baker, who...