Denny Hall in Hundertwasser Colors. Poster design by S.N. Welch

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

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Thinking about and relating to the environment – what the Germans call Umwelt, i.e., the world that... Read more
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New Course Offering for Summer 2015! Affiliate Assistant Professor Britta Simon will offer an... Read more
Eric Ames

Eric Ames was the featured faculty profile on The Whole U's series, Faculty Friday. You can read... Read more

We are very happy to announce another successful “mentoring lunch” with a Germanics alum and... Read more
Ellwood Wiggins

Ellwood Wiggins feels very fortunate to have received two research fellowships for the upcoming... Read more