German and German Studies

Students gain fluency and advanced reading comprehension; study prominent works of German literature in their original language; and examine Germany’s history, culture, politics, and contemporary society. Majors complete nine upper-level courses and study abroad in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland. Course offerings include Advanced Conversation and Problem Solving, Kafka and His Times, The Nazi Period, and Literature and Culture of Fairy Tales.

Students in the department have access to the German House—which offers housing and cultural events—exchange programs, scholarships through the Federation of German-American clubs, and internships in Germany.


Dr. Apgar's Work with Spatial Humanities Published
May 3, 2018
Professor Apgar co-edited a volume of the "International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing" on the spatial humanities in a liberal arts context. This volume features contributions from participants in a duPont Summer Seminar at the National Humanities center in 2016. Dr. Apgar's article is based on digital itineraries created by students in German 354 that then served as a starting point for exploration with Sewanee in Berlin students in summer 2017. His article, "Emplacing Berlin: Digital Itineraries and Short-Term Study Abroad in the City," discusses a tour designed by Morgan Carroll, a German minor graduating this May.
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Sewanee Student Presents Research on German Protest Culture
April 19, 2018
German major, Meredith Stuber, presented her paper entitled "1968 Massenmedien: Realität der Proteste oder verfälschte Wahrnehmung?" at the Undergraduate Research Conference at Lafayette College in Easton, PA on April 7.
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April 11, 2018
We celebrate the arrival of spring and the accomplishments of our students this Saturday, April 14 from 4-7 pm. Please join as we celebrate our graduating students, induct new members to the national German Honor Society, and enjoy fresh-from-the-grill Bratwurst.
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