Germanic Studies is a large department with many opportunities and concentrations. We offer full sequences of language courses in Dutch, German, Norwegian, and Yiddish. We teach reading courses in Old Norse, Gothic, Old Saxon, as well as Old-high and Middle-high German. Our faculty has expertise in a large variety of areas, ranging from philology to intellectual history and from language pedagogy to modern Europe.
Our department is one of the leaders in the field. The most recent National Research Council (NRC) ranking placed our graduate program among the top three German departments in the nation.
Please explore our website and see all that we have to offer.
Fritz Breithaupt (Chair)
News & Events
Die Wahrheit ist nun mal nicht verkäuflich: Zum Konnex von Schuld und Scham in Filmen über die Shoah
October 14, 5:30 p.m.
IMU Oak Room
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SCENARIO Forum Symposium on Performative Pedagogy
Fri, October 23, 3 – 6 p.m.
IMU Faculty Club
50th Anniversary of Dutch Language and Culture Program
October 28 - October 29
See Program for schedule