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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Weinachtsfest a Success!
December 17, 2014
On December 10th, the German Department, students and community members gathered at St. Augustine's Chapel for a traditional Christmas Service delivered in German. Celebrants then gathered art the German House for a party.
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Enrollment Opens for Sommer in Sewanee 2015
December 4, 2014
The 2015 Sommer in Sewanee program is accepting applications for this summer, June 1-June 12. This is an excellent opportunity for teachers and students of German to experience language and cultural immersion on the beautiful Sewanee campus.
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Deadline to sign up for Summer in Berlin is February 1st
November 18, 2014
The “Summer in Berlin” program consist of a three-week language course at the DiD German language institute in Berlin where students take language classes along with other international students. The program this year will run from June 15-July 4, 2015. Make sure to get your application turned in by February 1, 2015.
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