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

Winter 2017 Film Series in Germanics

Winter 2017 Film Series Woman with a Movie Camera: German Films by Female Directors During winter quarter we'll explore a selection of German films... Read more
German Campus Weeks at the UW

The Fall German Campus Weeks are sponsored annually by the German Embassy in Washington, DC. The topic this year was “Germany meets the US.” The UW... Read more
Why I learn German - Lydia Castro

We asked students in our first- und second-year language courses why they learn German. Here are some of their answers:   Lydia Castro Major:... Read more
Annegret Oehme - Photo credits: Jesús Hidalgo

Annegret arrived at the University of Washington after receiving her doctorate in May 2016. Originally from Zwickau, Germany, she came to the United... Read more
Anke Biendarra

UW graduate Anke Biendarra (Ph.D. 2003) is an Associate Professor of German at the University of California, Irvine, where she teaches in the... Read more