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 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.

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German Majors and Minors Graduate
June 1, 2015
On May 10 2015, 5 students graduated from Sewanee with majors and minors in German. Janie Hannon (center) displays the colors of the German Honor society, Delta Phi Alpha.
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Rebecca Manseau, C'15, receives Fulbright Study/Research Grant
April 8, 2015
Rebecca Manseau, C’15, has received a Fulbright Study/Research Grant for the 2015-16 academic year. She will be doing research under the guidance of Dr. Sabine Kropp, who is a professor of German domestic politics at the Otto-Suhr-Institut of Political Science at the Freie Universität in Berlin.
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German Major at Sewanee featured in NPR Story
April 2, 2015
NPR's "Marketplace" recently featured a story called "American students head to Germany for free college" which featured one of Sewanee's German majors, Delisha Duran.
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