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.


Dr. Allingham Speaks at 2017 MGF Conference
April 13, 2017
Dr. Liesl Allingham delivered an address entitled "Domestic Creativity: The Spaciality of Gender and Authorship around 1800" at the 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary conference, "A Sense of Space and Place: Global and Local Perspectives" organized by the Mellon Globalization Forum, which was held at the University of the South, April 6-8, 2017.
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Frühlingsfest 2017
March 29, 2017
Come celebrate the beginning of Spring with German food and drinks at the German House. There will be grilled Bratwurst and fresh German rolls along with tasty desserts (first come, first served). Everyone is welcome, so bring your friends!
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Dr. Zachau Contributes to Book about the Literature of Berlin
March 8, 2017
"Writing under National Socialism", written by Dr. Reinhard Zachau, will appear in a collection of essays entitled, "The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Berlin" to be published in 2017.
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