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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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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Dr. Apgar to serve on TFLTA Board
November 17, 2015
At this year's meeting of the Tennessee Foreign Language Teacher's Association, Professor Apgar was elected to the board for a three-year term. The TFLTA advocates for foreign language education in the state and provides resources to language teachers at al levels.
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