Welcome to the Department of German

We offer language and literature classes in German, Dutch, and Yiddish, as well as breadth requirement courses (taught in English) on German philosophy, linguistics, political culture, and cinema. The department’s degree options include a majorminor, double major, and PhD. Our renowned doctoral program is affiliated with Comparative Literature, Film & Media, Medieval Studies, and Critical Theory. For recent publications and activities please check our News Blog.

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Prospective Graduate Students
Multicultural Germany Project
Townsend Center
Languages of Europe
Arts and Humanities


Study Abroad
Language Placement