German and German Studies

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 nine 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.

News

Weihnachtsfest
December 11, 2017
Please join us next Wednesday, December 13 at 7 pm in St. Augustine's Chapel (a small side room in All Saints) for the German Department's annual Weihnachtsfest! A party will follow immediately at the German House.
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Protest: West Germany, 1968
December 11, 2017
Members of Dr. Schweppe's German 409 class are presenting their research at a student-conference titled "Protest: West Germany, 1968." The conference is this Tuesday, December 12th at 7pm in the German House. All presentations will be in German.
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3rd Annual International Karaoke Night
November 8, 2017
Students, faculty, and community members got together for a fun night of international music, food, and culture. There were over 35 acts singing in 8 languages taught at Sewanee: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish! Judges awarded prizes to the 3 best solo and group acts. Read more to find out who won.
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