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.


Kaffeeklatsch set for this fall
September 18, 2018
Come and enjoy cake, coffee, and conversation at the German House at the corner of Louisiana Circle and University Ave.
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Dr. Apgar Presents Paper at the Sorbonne
September 13, 2018
Dr. Richard Apgar presented a paper at the European Society for Periodical Research (ESPRit) in Paris at the Sorbonne this summer (June 27-29). His paper was titled, "German Enlightenment Periodicals within Transnational Print Culture." Travel to the conference was supported by the Barclay Ward Research Fund.
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Information Session on Study Abroad in Germany
August 30, 2018
Join the folks at the German House for an information session about study abroad opportunities in Germany! -Hear about your fellow students' study abroad experiences in Germany. -Learn about upcoming opportunities to study in Germany. -Enjoy pizza (while supplies last) Tuesday, Sept. 4 8:00P.M.-9:00P.M. at the German House (corner of Louisian Cir & University Ave.)
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