conference poster by S.N. Welch
The Roles of Fiction in Early Modern Philosophy conference, Spring 2015. 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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German 304 performance poster

The Department of Germanics proudly presents a GERMAN 304 Student Production Ulrich Plenzdorf's "... Read more

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KH and LN

The Department of Germanics is excited to announce that Kelby Hawthorne and Lauren Nemitz are the... Read more
S Noellgen

Recent UW graduate Sabine Noellgen (Ph.D. 2014) has accepted a position as Visiting Lecturer at... Read more

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Wilke book cover

Thinking about and relating to the environment – what the Germans call Umwelt, i.e., the world that... Read more