Students gain fluency and advanced reading comprehension; study prominent works of German literature in their original language; and examine Germany’s history, culture, politics, and contemporary society. Majors complete eight upper-level courses and study abroad in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland. Course offerings include Advanced Conversation and Problem Solving, Kafka and His Times, The Nazi Period, and Literature and Culture of Fairy Tales.

Students in the department have access to the German House—which offers housing and cultural events—exchange programs, scholarships through the Federation of German-American clubs, and internships in Germany.

Upcoming Events

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German Students Compete in Sewanee
March 23, 2015
On Saturday, March 7, 2015, Sewanee’s German department hosted Frühlingsfest, the Tennessee AATG’s annual competition and celebration of student achievements. High school students from Nashville, Cleveland, Knoxville, and Kingsport showed their knowledge of German language and culture in events throughout the day.
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Students inducted into German Honor Society
March 10, 2015
On Sunday, March 1, 2015 The Sewanee chapter of Delta Phi Alpha held its annual initiation into Delta Phi Alpha, the German National Honor Society in the German House. Membership in the honor society is open to all students in advanced German classes with high grades in German and overall.
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Scholarship Available for study in Berlin
January 11, 2015
Students who are interested in applying for a Jackson/Cross scholarship for summer study, should apply by February 1, 2015.
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