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.

News

Brettspiele at German House
January 31, 2018
Brettspiele (Board Games) TODAY, Wednesday January 31 from 4:30-6:30 at the German House. Join the residents of the house for some new favorites and likely a few classic board games.
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Weihnachtsfest
December 11, 2017
Please join us next Wednesday, December 13 at 7 pm in St. Augustine's Chapel (a small side room in All Saints) for the German Department's annual Weihnachtsfest! A party will follow immediately at the German House.
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Protest: West Germany, 1968
December 11, 2017
Members of Dr. Schweppe's German 409 class are presenting their research at a student-conference titled "Protest: West Germany, 1968." The conference is this Tuesday, December 12th at 7pm in the German House. All presentations will be in German.
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