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  • Humanities & Fine Arts

German Studies

About German Studies

As a German Studies major, you’ll learn Europe’s most widely spoken language, and an important one in the global context. You’ll experience German culture in and out of the classroom, receiving personalized attention as you take courses that build your linguistic skills, broaden your cultural knowledge, and improve your ability to think critically. You’ll complete at least eight courses in German language, literature, and culture, and complete a Senior Capstone Experience.

Students of German studies have the opportunity to participate in exchanges with our partner institutions, the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and Johannes Gutenberg- Universität Mainz, which offer a language immersion experience as well as some courses taught in English.

Back on campus, we encourage you to immerse yourself in all things German. You’ll be able to have conversations with a foreign language assistant and participate in conversation hours, cooking events, excursions and other cultural activities sponsored by the department, the campus German Club, and the national German honorary society, Delta Phi Alpha.


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Nicole Grewling

Associate Professor of German; Chair, World Languages & Cultures; Director, Humanities Program; Director, European Studies Minor