Our Programs and Curriculum
German at Northwestern
We offer a broad spectrum of courses either in English or in German in an effort to serve not only potential majors or minors but also students from different fields within the College and from other schools across campus. It is our goal to expose students in our classes to a variety of learning approaches, content areas, and texts to foster a rich understanding of the language, the history, and the culture of the German-speaking world.
A Unique Department
Outstanding Research FacultyOur faculty are engaged in a range of projects, many involving cross-disciplinary issues, such as critical theory, theories of reading, psychoanalysis, Jewish studies, the history of science, and the role of technology in learning and teaching in the field of Second Language Acquisition.
Progressive Learning EnvironmentThe department recognizes that in addition to exposure to various classroom learning situations and scenarios, learners need a variety of learning situations including opportunities to use the target language with native speakers in the target culture to progress their learning.
News and Events
Summer Study Abroad
There are two affiliated summer programs in Germany:
- Berlin - Global City in the Center of Europe
- Munich - Finding Nano: Nanoscience, Research and Industry in German
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston
For our weekly Kaffeestunde, we alternate between: Kaffeestunde in Kresge 3305: April 11, 25, May 9 & 23. Forum Language Tables in Alli...
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston
The Department of German presents: Kata Gellen from Duke University. A workshop on Rilke and Empathetic Imagination will take place, an...
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Evanston
The Department of German presents: Kata Gellen from Duke University, a talk on Visualized Voices in Kafka and Silent Film. Cosponsored...