The Classroom Experience

Seminars include the works of authors and thinkers such as Christa Wolf, Nietzsche, and Kafka, as well as films and music by contemporaries such as Fatih Akin and Tokio Hotel, while both investigating the impact of German history and politics on present-day society and exploring German social movements, scientific innovations, and cultural creations that have transformed world history. We have tips for selecting courses and a list of upcoming courses.

Our Europe is without borders
What is going on in Europe, and what will it mean? In this introduction to European Studies, we analyze the forces at work in this dynamic continent.
Weimar cinema
From utopia to nightmare, explore this fascinating period of cinematic history.
Refugees arriving in Germany
Investigate the continuing debates surrounding migration, citizenship, and belonging in modern Europe.
Film Reels
An exploration of European cinema.
Bundestag in Berlin
Have you ever thought about doing research or an internship in Germany? This course is for you!
Hohenzollern Castle, Stuttgart, Germany
Two semesters in one!
Sunset on windmills at Biedsheim, Germany
How has "work" (and our concept of it) evolved? Explore the social and individual consequences of our changing notions of work.
Berlin street art
Deepen your command of the German language.
Nosferatu
Scary films, creepy characters - in German!
Grammatik dictionary image
Practice makes perfect!
Karl Marx
From Marx to Butler, vulnerable bodies and theoretical constructs.
Wings of Desire
Snapshots of Berlin highlight the complicated path this city has taken throughout the 20th century.
mosaic of famous Germans
Learn to read, write, and speak the language of some of history's greatest thinkers.
Berlin Wall Tour
In German! The 20th Century and its aftermath...discuss.