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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We're pleased to announce two of our popular English-language courses will be offered this Autumn... Read more
André Schütze

André Schütze comes to Seattle from Berlin via Los Angeles and is delighted to have landed in the... Read more
Olivia Albiero

I am excited to share the news that, starting in Fall 2016, I will be joining the Department of... Read more
Unglück und Zerstreuung: Autobiographisches Schreiben bei Franz Grillparzer

Unglück und Zerstreuung: Autobiographisches Schreiben bei Franz Grillparzer, Aisthesis, Essay, Bd... Read more
J Johnstone

Japhet Johnstone studied French and German at the University of Missouri, Columbia and Sciences Po... Read more
O'Connor KN Zeitung

Germanics Alum Benjamin O'Connor (BA 2011) discusses his time in Germany after receiving Fulbright... Read more