Spring 2016, GERMAN 304: Contemporary German Play with Instructor Kristina Pilz
Spring 2016, GERMAN 304: Contemporary German Play with Instructor Kristina Pilz. GERMAN 304A

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

Andre Schuetze

In 2015, André Schütze came to Seattle from Berlin via Los Angeles. He joined the Department of... Read more
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Every spring quarter, Germanics is sending a group of students to Vienna to learn and improve their... Read more
Ellwood Wiggins with Germanics' graduating students

The department congratulates all students of the graduating class of 2015-2016! Bachelor of... Read more
Hamda Yusuf

We are very proud of Hamda Yusuf, who just graduated with a major in European Studies and a minor... Read more

Study Abroad at the University of Washington: Spring in Vienna 2016 Our students produced this... Read more
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We're pleased to announce two of our popular English-language courses will be offered this Autumn... Read more