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

Image from the exhibit about Black German Americans
The American Association of Teachers of German put together an exhibit about "First Encounters" between German immigrants and the people they met on...
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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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...
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Sep 27
The Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) at the University of Arizona will be leading a series of on campus...
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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 18
Join us for Brats and games in the sun. Bring your friends. Everyone is invited!
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Oct 7
Please join us for this colloquium presentation in German on "Überlegungen zur deutschen Kolonialliteratur als deutschkamerunische Literatur des...
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Dr. David Gramling's and Dr. Robert Gramling's research and new book on silences in end-of-life conversation is featured in Mosaic and...
Kimberley Henderson with Dr. Kosta and Dr. Classen
Meet our Graduates: Kimberly Henderson graduated with a double major in German and Neuroscience & Cognitive Science in 2019. In April, she...
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Take a look at the Jewish Book Council's Blog to learn what a "Jewish Monster" might be and to find out more about a new book on the topic.

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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