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.


Gallery Walk auf Deutsch
February 21, 2018
Galeriebummel: Help us start a new tradition! We will meet in front of Guerry around 4:15 on Saturday, Feb. 24 for the gallery walk. There will be refreshments and performances in each of the gallery spaces on campus.
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Live in the German House!
February 21, 2018
Open House: Are you interested in living in the German house next year? Stop by on Wednesday evening between 7 and 9 to speak with current residents.
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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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