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German Language Course
  GERMAN LANGUAGE COURSES:   GERMAN 101  First-Year German     GERMAN 103... Read more
SiV 2017
Grunge No More! SIV students dazzle on the red carpet before attending a concert at the Musikverein.
Isaiah Back-Gaal
Isaiah Back-Gaal, Major: Comparative History of Ideas, Prospective Major: German                             "I have always been interested in learning languages. Learning a language pushes you outside of your comfort zone and grants you access to entirely new worlds.  I initially started learning German out of curiosity and with trepidation, and have since fallen in love. I love the playfulness of German and the freedom with which I can experiment with the... Read more
Jason Groves and Nina Doejen
  "...I’m advocating for the importance of the imagination, given the radical unknowability of the future of life." As Jason Groves tells it, inspiration struck in his local supermarket. Standing in the check-out line, he noticed a chocolate bar from Endangered Species Chocolate... Read the article  h e r e.      
Major in Germanics: Requirements
51 credits in all Required Courses (31 credits): German 203 (or equivalent) 2 courses from: German 301, 302, 303 (or equivalent) German 401 (or equivalent) German 311 (Introduction to Literary Studies) 2 courses from 400-level literature offerings (411,421,422,423,497, etc)   Elective Courses (20 credits): Choose from many offerings in: Language Literature Culture Linguistics Every... Read more
Why major in German
1.    It’s easier than you think!     We have revised the requirements for the degree to make it easier to double major: 51 credits for the major or 35 for the minor German has open enrollment: just come by any time and sign up! German is also super flexible in terms of course requirements and sequence. This makes it easy to double major in German and other disciplines: very impressive for future employers and grad schools!  ... Read more
Learn German
The Department of Germanics offers an intensive foreign language program during the summer. Whether you are interested in learning a language for work, travel or personal enrichment, or to supplement your other educational goals, we can help. Courses are offered at the first and second-year level, and also with an emphasis on reading skills only: GERMAN 100 Intensive First-Year German (15) ... Read more
Amazon Crossing
Amazon expands its literary horizons, making big imprint in translation niche. Read the full article  h e r e.  
Language Major
Curious about what former UW Language majors are doing in their careers?  Come listen, ask questions and get ideas! When: Thursday, May 18th, 5.30-7.30 PM Where: DEN 213 Food: Light antipasti will be served   Darren Langston (Germanics, BA 2016, now at Amazon) will be among the panelists. .   Hosted by Classics, French & Italian Studies, Germanics, Spanish and Portuguese Studies and Slavic Languages   Questions? Contact Sabrina Tatta at... Read more
flowers at emeriti luncheon in Germanics
On Friday, March 31st, Germanics hosted an all-department luncheon in honor of our distinguished emeriti professors. Current faculty, students, and staff were joined by emeriti and friends Hellmut Ammerlahn, Charles Barrack, Diana Behler, Jane Brown, Marshall Brown, Sammy Mclean... Read more