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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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Mar 14
Until today, East Germany is discussed and misunderstood as a homogenous, white society. Germany’s colonial past and the forms and modes of East...
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Apr 19
Title: "Das hätten sie mal richtig übersetzen sollen!" Folk Myths and Fanscaping in German Dubbing Abstract: “Somebody translated it wrong at some...
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If you are a German minor, read on to see what this will mean for you (it's all good stuff!). Reduction of overall required units from 23 to 20...
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Mar 19
“Monsters ask us to consider the wonders and terrors of symbiotic entanglement in the Anthropocene.” (Tsing/Swanson/Gan/Bubandt, Arts of Living...
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Apr 23
We will be having our first Freitag-Filmabend of the semester! Please download the Teleparty browser extension ( and...
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Apr 5
Game night! Come join us for an afternoon of friendly competition. As always, extra credit will be offered to early language students for attending....
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Mar 5
We will be having our first Freitag-Filmabend of the semester! Please download the Teleparty browser extension ( and...
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Apr 9
Interested in studying, conducting research, or simply learning German in Germany? Then come to this informational meeting to learn more about what...
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Roland Richter, a revered teacher and mentor in the Department of German Studies at the University of Arizona, passed away in his home in Tucson on...
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Professor Warner and her collaborators, Carl Blyth (U. of Texas, Austin) and Joanna Luks (Cornell), recently published a chapter as part of the...

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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