German and German Studies

Students gain fluency and advanced reading comprehension; study prominent works of German literature in their original language; and examine Germany’s history, culture, politics, and contemporary society. Majors complete nine upper-level courses and study abroad in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland. Course offerings include Advanced Conversation and Problem Solving, Kafka and His Times, The Nazi Period, and Literature and Culture of Fairy Tales.

Students in the department have access to the German House—which offers housing and cultural events—exchange programs, scholarships through the Federation of German-American clubs, and internships in Germany.

News

German Queer Cinema: "Center of my World"
March 25, 2019
"Center of My World" (2016): Join the German House residents on Wed. March 27 at 7 pm for a screening of this film with an introduction and discussion led by Julia van der Horst. Snacks, pretzels, and drinks will be provided. See poster below for additional info.
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Lecture on Angela Davis
March 13, 2019
Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones, Prof. of English at Wright State University will deliver a lecture entitled Encountering Gender, Class, and Race: Literary and Cinematic Representations of Angela Davis and the Civil Rights Movement on Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m. in Gailor Auditorium: Dr. Jones is the author of Conversations with Angela Davis (forthcoming with University Press of Mississippi) and Rereading the Harlem Renaissance: Race, Class, and Gender in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston, and Dorothy West. This event is sponsored by the following departments: American Studies; Center for Speaking and Listening; English; German; History; Politics; Sewanee Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation; University Lectures Committee; and Women's and Gender Studies.
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Necromancers, Nightmares, and Neo-Nazis
February 26, 2019
Film Studies, German Studies, IGS, and the University Lectures Committee invite you to a lecture: "Necromancers, Nightmares, and Neo-Nazis" by Dr. Kai Werbeck (UNC-Charlotte) on 21st-century German Horror Cinema and what it can tell us about the fears and anxieties of contemporary Germany. This event will take place on Tuesday, March 5 at 4:00 at Gailor Auditorium.
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