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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Students Inducted into German Honor Society
April 18, 2016
Students gathered for Frühlingsfest at the German House on a beautiful spring day to celebrate the end of the academic year and to induct students into the national German honor society, Delta Phi Alpha.
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Dr. Donovan Schaefer Lecture
April 7, 2016
Dr. Donovan Schaefer, a lecturer of Religion and Science at Trinity College, University of Oxford delivered a talk called "The Animality of Affect: Religion, Emotion, and Power" at Gailor Auditorium on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016. This event was sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the University Lectures Committee, the Mellon Globalization Forum, and the Department of German.
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Maggie Bliss, C’16, receives Fulbright Research Grant
March 23, 2016
Maggie Bliss, C’16, has received a Fulbright Research Grant for study in Germany in 2016-17. Her research will focus on the field of animal personality.
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