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

Campus Week 2016 logo

Campus Week 2016: "Germany Meets the US" will kick off with the start of Autumn 2016. An annual... Read more
modern germany t. gruenthal

Jason Groves and collaborator Jesse Oak Taylor (English) are happy to announce the Anthropocene Research Circle, funded by the Simpson Center for the... Read more
Vienna, Austria

Wednesday, November 9Spring in Vienna Information Session & LunchDenny 359 Stop by between 12:00 and 1:00pm to find out about our popular... Read more
Department of Germanics at UW

After a year "abroad" in Condon Hall, the Department of Germanics will soon return to the newly-renovated Denny Hall. The oldest building on campus (... Read more
D.Langston

Darren Langston provided some more details to his story: "During my four and a half years at the incredible University of Washington, I decided not... Read more