S.N. Welch poster design
Detail of Film Noir advertisement, Germanics 2014-15 course 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

Reika Ebert (PhD 2000) became Chair of the Department of Modern Languages at Murray State ... Read more

Germanics offered a new course in the winter: Sympathy for the Devil, taught by Ellwood Wiggins.... Read more
Spring in Vienna group 2014

Vienna – A city of Museums, Theaters and Cafés Spring in Vienna Program 2014   Every year the... Read more
Sam and Katie receiving Lufthansa awards from Prof. Sabine Wilke

The Department of Germanics is excited to announce that Sam Hylton and Katie McKeever are the... Read more