• Events and Cultural Resources

    Events and Cultural Resources

    Georgetown University offers a uniquely diverse, interdisciplinary context for studying German.

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  • People

    People

    The Department of German includes faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, visiting professors, and writers-in-residence, all of whom are passionate about German language, literature, and culture.

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  • Scholarship

    Scholarship

    Our research foci span a wide range of topics in German literature and culture and Second Language Acquisition.

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  • Undergraduate Program

    Undergraduate Program

    Our internationally recognized curriculum helps students to become competent and culturally literate users of German.

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  • Graduate Program

    Graduate Program

    The Department offers a challenging yet supportive environment for pursuing an M.A. or Ph.D. in German literary and cultural studies or Second Language Acquisition.

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Located in Washington, D.C. at the intersection of transatlantic political and cultural crosscurrents, Georgetown University offers a uniquely diverse, interdisciplinary context for studying German language, literature, and culture. The German Department is part of Georgetown's Faculty of Languages and Linguistics (FLL).

Faculty members in the German Department are engaged in a range of research projects, many of which address cross-disciplinary issues, such as gender and performance, notions of belonging and Heimat, religion and literature, cultural negotiations of economic concepts, globalization, and the role of multiple literacies in Second Language Acquisition. A special feature of this research is the high level of internal collaboration, not only among faculty members but also among faculty and students. The Department is also proud to host an annual Max-Kade professor from a German-speaking country (alternating between a scholar and a writer-in-residence).

The Department is the editorial home of the Modern Language Journal and it is known for its excellent graduate and undergraduate programs. At the undergraduate level, our internationally recognized curriculum helps students to become competent and culturally literate users of German while pursuing a German major or minor. At the graduate level, we offer a challenging yet supportive environment for pursuing a MA and  Ph.D. in German and, with the BMW Center for German and European Studies, the joint MAGES/Ph.D. in German.

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