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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

Lufthansa Award Winners Recognized at Germanics Convocation

On Saturday morning, June 15th, Alex Frigo, Lufthansa's District Sales Manager for the Pacific... Read more

Germanics Chair, Sabine Wilke, Shares her Experiences with Team-Based Learning in a Pedagogy Journal

The popular professor and chair of the UW department of Germanics, Sabine Wilke, has been... Read more

Spring Undergraduate Course Launches a Website on the Tele-Novel

In spring 2013, students in the new Germanics course, "The Tele-Novel: Seriality and Visual... Read more

Germanics Grad Student, Olivia Albiero, Wins Teaching Award

Congratulations to Olivia Albiero, who is this year’s recipient of the Manfred Bansleben Award for... Read more