Department of German Studies

The Department of German Studies offers a program that promotes an understanding of the connections between language and its larger cultural contexts worldwide through exploration of the rich and complicated history of German-speaking cultures.

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 have a number of student assistants and liaisons, as well as an array of language resources, to help you learn German. The Language Living-Learning Community usually has a native speaker from Germany as one of the live-in language assistants. Language assistants also lead in-class conversation sessions and are present at the weekly Language Table, which offers more opportunities to practice speaking German through lively discussions and dinner conversations.