Skip to main content


Our Programs and Curriculum


We look forward to meeting our students

Berlin Seating Area in Garden

Join the lively German Department and find out all about majoring and minoring in German, exciting course offerings in German and in English, numerous study abroad options including our own summer program in Berlin, our business program sequence, the German Undergraduate Advisory Board, the German Writing Center, and many inspiring co-curricular events that we’re already planning for Fall 2021. 

Do you already know some German but don’t know what level you are? Visit our Language Placement site and take our online Placement exam! To learn more about last year’s events, awards won by our students and faculty updates, read our 2020-2021 German Newsletter.

Fall 2021 Courses

You will find class descriptions as well as titles for required books for Fall 2021 below and we hope you will check us out whether you consider starting to learn German or continue with your studies in a supportive course environment. If you have questions about enrolling in any of our engaging courses, please contact us (or schedule a virtual meeting) and we will arrange for a zoom conversation with you.


A Unique Department


Award-winning Instructors

We have an exceptional teaching faculty, who make every effort to approach learning from a variety of angles to offer classes that are engaging and motivating, intellectually fulfilling, and, at the same time, broaden and deepen learning.
Learn More

Outstanding Research Faculty

Our faculty are engaged in a range of projects, many involving cross-disciplinary issues, such as critical theory, theories of reading, psychoanalysis, Jewish studies, the history of science, and the role of technology in learning and teaching in the field of Second Language Acquisition.
Learn More

Progressive Learning Environment

The department recognizes that in addition to exposure to various classroom learning situations and scenarios, learners need a variety of learning situations including opportunities to use the target language with native speakers in the target culture to progress their learning.
Learn More

News and Events




Upcoming Events


There are no upcoming events at this time

All Events

Latest News

Mackenzie Gentz and Christopher Mazurek chosen to be junior Electees for Phi Beta Kappa
Jan Cao Accepts Assistant Professor Position at East China Normal University in Shanghai
Professor Anna Parkinson wins Kaplan Center for the Humanities Fellowship for the 2021/22 academic year
Christine Helmer Named Peter B. Ritzma Professor in the Humanities
Mackenzie Gentz wins Circumnavigator travel grant

All News

Back to top