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Students with Prof. Klaus Brandl, Spring in Vienna 2014

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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Distinguished Max Kade Visiting Professor Walter Erhart (Universität Bielefeld) will teach a... Read more
Colin Miller

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Olivia Albiero, PhD Candidate: -Joff Hanauer Fellow for... Read more

It’s easier than you think! 60 credits for the major or 35 for the minor German has open... Read more

The Department of Germanics is proud to launch a new Master of Arts in Pedagogy and Culture, ... Read more
detail, UW Germanics 2015 Grad Poster

Why choose UW Germanics for your graduate studies?   An internationally... Read more