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

Erin Price

We asked students in our first- und second-year language courses why they learn German. Here are some of their answers: Erin Price, Sociology Major:... Read more
Ben Green

Benjamin Green, History Major: "I decided to learn German for a variety of reasons. In large part, the decision was made out of respect and... Read more
Benjamin Levy addresses GERM 422. Photo by Jason Groves

On January 13th, the Henry Art Gallery offered a private tour of Paul McCarthy’s exhibit (“White Snow, Wood Sculptures”) for students of German 422... Read more
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