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Graduate Studies

Our Graduate Program offers one of the finest Ph.D. programs in North America. It is dedicated to training superb scholars and well-rounded pedagogues able to meet and exceed the expectations of the academic job market today and in the future.

Undergraduate Studies

Our department offers a wide range of courses which examine important aspects of German culture, art, philosophy, literature, media, and criticism from the Middle Ages to the present. 

Courses

Our undergraduate and graduate courses are taught by internationally-recognized scholars. They offer small class sizes, provide personalized guidance, and stress interdisciplinary collaboration.

People

Our department is renowned for its excellent faculty, dedicated to both innovative research and exceptional teaching. Distinguished visiting writers, critics, and scholars add important aspects to the vitality of the department.

The Max Kade Center

The only center of its kind, the Max Kade Center promotes the teaching and research of contemporary German literature. Every spring, the Kade Center invites a prominent writer and a leading critic from a German-speaking country to teach a graduate course.

Apr
23
with guest speaker, Katharina von Kellenbach
Department Lounge (Ridgley 319) @ 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Apr
25
@ 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Apr
30
Whittemore House @ 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
May
16
Commencement Address Speaker: Tony La Russa
Brookings Quadrangle @ 8:30 am