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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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

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
Andre Schuetze

In 2015, André Schütze came to Seattle from Berlin via Los Angeles. He joined the Department of Germanics at the University of Washington after... Read more

Every spring quarter, Germanics is sending a group of students to Vienna to learn and improve their German, study Austrian history, culture, and art... Read more
Ellwood Wiggins with Germanics' graduating students

The department congratulates all students of the graduating class of 2015-2016! Bachelor of Arts - Germanics Christine Marie Billing Laila... Read more