German Studies Department

Working with students individually, German Studies faculty integrate diverse interests and learning styles into their seminars.

Through exploration of the rich and complicated history of German-speaking cultures from a global perspective, we offer a program that promotes an understanding of the connections between language and its larger cultural contexts worldwide. Students typically combine work in German studies with other fields, including architectural studies, the arts, economics, film and media studies, history, international relations, literature, music, philosophy, politics and the sciences. We prepare students for graduate study and diverse career paths by integrating curricular and experiential learning and emphasize student-centered learning, preparation for international work and study, and cultural diversity. Finally, our graduates gain a much deeper grasp of their own languages and cultures and a much more substantive level of awareness of their own traditions and values.