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.

Explore Our Programs

Check out our listing of current and future courses. View Course Schedule

Ready to become a German expert? Declare the major or minor

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

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See which courses we are offering this summer in the attached overview or in our course schedule. We have language courses and GenEds, both...
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German Department Graduates and Faculty
We are celebrating our MA and PhD Graduates and are wishing them all the best for their future endeavors. Please join us in congratulating...
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The National Center for Interpretation awarded two graduate student fellowships to SLAT PhD Candidate Amanda Snell and Transcultural German...
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Please join us in congratulating our Masters student colleague Jesse Archbold on receiving the Stafania Gray Graduate Presentation...
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As we are nearing graduation, our MA and PhD candidates are successfully taking their exams and defending their dissertations. We are so proud of...
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"Anything you can say can also be said casually" (Elfriede Gerstl, "Spielräume"). In February 2018, departmental Writer-in-Residence Nika Pfeifer...
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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