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.

Upcoming Events

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Apply to Live in the German House by Jan 29
January 25, 2016
Don't forget to submit your application for the next academic year. Applications will be due on Friday, January 29.
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Dr. Allingham Presents at the Women in German Conference
November 17, 2015
Dr. Liesl Allingham attended the Women in German Conference in Banff, Canada in October where she presented "Why Should I Care? Interrogating Contemporary Feminisms through Eighteenth-Century 'Feminist' Voices."
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The German Department Participates in German Studies Association Conference
November 17, 2015
All three members of the German Department: Dr. Allingham, Dr. Apgar, and Dr. Zachau attended the German Studies Association's Annual Conference in Washington DC in October. Dr. Allingham participated in a seminar entitled "New Approaches in Feminist and Queer Studies." Dr. Apgar participated in a seminar on travel literature from the 18th to the 21st century, Dr. Zachau participated in a seminar about integrating language, culture and content learning in the undergraduate curriculum.
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