About the Department

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Welcome to the German Department at Northwestern University. Our department offers an exciting curriculum for studying German language, culture, literature, history and thought. Our exceptional faculty understands students' individual needs and makes every effort to teach classes that approach learning from a variety of angles including extracurricular activities on and off campus. It is our goal to offer you a program that is personally enriching, engaging and motivating, intellectually fulfilling, and, at the same time, broadens and deepens learning. We encourage you to explore our website in order to learn more about the German major and minor, our faculty, activities and support services, opportunities abroad, and the accomplishments of our students and alumni.