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.

News & Events

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German Studies faculty, Dr. Janice McGregor, will be an invited speaker at the University of Calgary on October 25 and 26. Grounded in her research...
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Dr. Gramling will join the Board of Directors of the American Literary Translators Association as the liaison to the University of Arizona for a...
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Phd student Richmond Embeywa has won a prestigious research grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to support his pre-dissertation...
The College of Humanities 2019 Young Professional Achievement Award will be presented to Dr. Megan Lisbeth Strang, who says her study of language and...
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Dr. Joela Jacobs' research on environmental education projects of refugees in Germany, which has been published in two peer-reviewed venues, is...
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In the past year, Dr. Classen has published a number of books in Medieval Studies, on topics ranging from paradigm shifts to prostitution, and...
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Oct 17
The modern woman stepped onto the stage of 1920s Berlin and became an icon of modernity. She graced the streets of the metropolis, participated in...
The 10th annual Tucson Humanities Festival features 10 events offering thought-provoking lectures, panels, readings and films by faculty and special...
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Nov 13
The Department of German Studies and the School of Government and Public Policy present an eclectic series of events for an interdisciplinary...
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The American Association of Teachers of German put together an exhibit about "First Encounters" between German immigrants and the people they met on...

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