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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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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German Students Compete in Sewanee
March 23, 2015
On Saturday, March 7, 2015, Sewanee’s German department hosted Frühlingsfest, the Tennessee AATG’s annual competition and celebration of student achievements. High school students from Nashville, Cleveland, Knoxville, and Kingsport showed their knowledge of German language and culture in events throughout the day.
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