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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

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We are delighted that Britta Simon (PhD 1998) has joined the Department as Affiliate Assistant... Read more
Denny Hall

We are very happy to announce the very first “mentoring lunch” with Germanics alumni and current... Read more
Denny Hall, photo by Kirk Jackson

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

  I began my career post-undergraduate as a journalist working for a small wire service based in... Read more
Dr. Kye Terrasi

Kye Terrasi comes to the University of Washington from Los Angeles, California. She received her Ph... Read more
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GERMAN 322: Intro to German Cultural StudiesAutumn Quarter 2014, Instructor: Brigitte Prutti... Read more