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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

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.

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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Due to COVID-19 precautions, the University of Arizona has moved all classes online, with a delayed start date of March 18. For the safety and...
2019 German Studies Graduates
We are proud to announce this year's graduates in German Studies:  MASTER OF ARTS CANDIDATES Olapeju Alfred  M.A. |...
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The Department of German Studies is offering the following courses in the pre-session and summer 2020 (all online): PRE-SESSION GER 150B1:...
Dear College of Humanities Students, Despite the ever-changing challenges posed by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the College of Humanities...
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Transcultural German Studies PhD candidate Patrick Ploschnitzki is currently in the midst of conducting interviews for his dissertation. He is...
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With widespread praise for her innovative, thought-provoking and collaborative teaching, Joela Jacobs has been awarded the 2020 Leicester and Kathryn...
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Together with Dr. Aron Aji (University of Iowa), Dr. David Gramling has received the 2020 Global Humanities Translation Prize for their proposed...
After analyzing narratives of post-war homecoming, a group of student veterans will lead community discussions based on their own experiences....
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As COVID-19 has shifted our lives and routines, it has also given way to new creative endeavors. Read Dr. Classen's multilingual poems that focus on...
Dean Alain-Philippe Durand is pleased to announce Dr. David Gramling will be the next Faculty Director of the Bachelor of General Studies...

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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