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Featured Winter 2015 course: Film Noir, German 371A with Eric Ames. Poster design by S.N. Welch. Learn more

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

Denny Social Hour: Germanics’ Kaffeestunde The Department of Germanics is currently hosting a... Read more
Werner Herzog at Berlinale 2015

Grad Student Jasmin Krakenberg received a 5-month DAAD grant to the Deutsche Kinemathek and is... Read more
N Jaech in Germany

UW Political Science major, Nicholas Jaech, received a DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship for 2014-15.... Read more
Hamda Yusuf

Hamda Yusuf is a UW junior pursuing a major in International Studies and minors in German and... Read more
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Distinguished Max Kade Visiting Professor Walter Erhart (Universität Bielefeld) will teach a... Read more

The Department of Germanics is proud to launch a new Master of Arts in Pedagogy and Culture, ... Read more