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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The German 300-level core requirements underwent an exciting overhaul, aimed at introducing greater flexibility, so that we can better...
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In 2019, we are celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus, a famous German school of art and design founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar. You might have heard...
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Apr 3
Prof. Classen will speak on "Early Christianity in Ireland and the "Book of Kells": Medieval Theology and the Early Medieval Media Revolution."
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Two German Studies professors are assuming leadership roles in the Modern Language Association and Association of Departments of Foreign Languages....
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Mar 22
On Friday 22 March 2019, there will be the annual Spring Fest hosted by the German Department at Himmel Park from 4-6 pm. This year, the Deutscher...
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Mar 20
Join us at an international party and get to know the wide range of languages taught at UA! Enjoy free food, games and other activities that...
The University of Arizona ranks among the top 10 universities in the nation for producing graduates with foreign language degrees.According to a new...
An estimated 250 million roses are given each Valentine’s Day. But in a cultural context, that classic symbol of love reveals even more about the...

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