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Welcome to the Department of Germanics

Welcome to the Department of Germanics

Our department concentrates on the artistic and intellectual traditions of German-speaking countries, and offers training in critical reading, analytical writing, and the implications of language, literature, and other media as cultural phenomena. As one of the highest ranked programs in the country, we remain at the forefront of innovating language teaching. We offer undergraduate and advanced degrees for students at the University of Washington, as well as outreach events for the surrounding community.

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Recent News

K. O'Connor at 2012 Convocation

Guten Tag!             My name is Kellum O’Connor and I graduated from the University of Washington... Read more
Helga S. Madland

Helga Stipa Madland was awarded a Ph.D. in German (eighteenth century German literature) with a... Read more
Jasmin Krakenberg

Germanics doctoral student, Jasmin Krakenberg, has been awarded a Joff Hanauer Excellence in... Read more
Erhart seminar group

Professor Walter Erhart was the Spring 2015 Distinguished Max Kade Visiting Professor in the... Read more
Melissa Gile

Melissa Gile: My Year with the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)... Read more

In mid-June, the Department of Germanics will temporarily relocate to Condon Hall while interior... Read more