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Why I Chose German Studies

My classes in language and culture really helped me to be a more sensitive clinician.

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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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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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Together with Prof. Ursula Schuch from the School of Plant Sciences and Olivia Miller from the University of Arizona Museum of Art, Prof. Joela...
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"Kulturhistorische Studien haben schon seit geraumer Zeit offengelegt, dass die Konfrontation des Eigenen mit dem Fremden fundamentale Bedingungen...
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In 2018, the Arizona Summer-Study-in-Leipzig Germany Program, offered by the Department of German Studies, is celebrating its 15th anniversary! The...
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The Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy's core team: (from left to right) Co-Directors Chantelle Warner and Beatrice Dupuy, and Associate Director Kate Mackay (Photo: Michelle Doggett/College of Humanities)
German Studies faculty member, Chantelle Warner, is the co-director of CERCLL - Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy,...
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Our graduate students and faculty have been presenting their research at many conferences this fall, from the German Studies Association to Women in...
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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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Peter Ecke, Laura Tellechea, and Veronica Ostertag
UA Teacher Candidate, Laura Tellechea (center), successfully passed the final evaluation of her teaching internship for the MA in German Studies with...
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Peter Ecke (University of Arizona) and Susanne Rott (University of Illinois at Chicago) co-edited a new volume on vocabulary learning and teaching...
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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