German Studies

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*Photographs of Berlin by Julie Stoermer

Welcome to the Department of German Studies at the University of Cincinnati, a vital center for the exploration of German literature, culture, and language since its founding over a century ago. We pride ourselves on our congeniality and cooperativeness and on the demonstrated excellence of our faculty, staff, students, and programs.

Our faculty and graduate students are active scholars who enjoy international reputations in the field. The department is home to three important journals in German Studies: The Journal of Austrian Studies, the Celan Jahrbuch, and Focus on German Studies.

Our faculty members teach and publish in a variety of exciting areas, including:

  • Film, Visual Culture, and Media Studies
  • Early Modern German graphic and literary studies
  • Nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century German literature
  • Austrian Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • German-Jewish Studies
  • Disability Studies
  • History of Science
  • Pedagogy

In addition to B.A.M.A., and Ph.D. degrees, we offer Study Abroad options and special courses for participants in the University's International Co-op Program. We invite students to consider a double major or a minor in German Studies. Or you can complement your German degree with a certificate in European Studies, Film and Media Studies, or Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. In our international world, a degree in German Studies provides highly desirable qualifications and opens a range of additional opportunities within and beyond your chosen field.

We invite you to explore our website to learn about us, our dynamic curricula, and our extra-curricular and cultural offerings. Herzlich Willkommen!