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German

Our Programs and Curriculum

 

German at Northwestern

Two German majors at convocation

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

 

Award-winning Instructors

We have an exceptional teaching faculty, who make every effort to approach learning from a variety of angles to offer classes that are engaging and motivating, intellectually fulfilling, and, at the same time, broaden and deepen learning.
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Outstanding Research Faculty

Our 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.
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Progressive Learning Environment

The 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.
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News and Events

 

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Research Seminar
Research Seminar

Researching Germany in a Global Age is open to all students studying German at Northwestern University. The seminar stretches over winter and spring 2020 and includes a trip to Hamburg, Germany during spring break 2020. The trip to Germany is fully funded. The topic of this year's seminar is The New Sustainability in Germany.

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Upcoming Events

 
Nov
18
2019
DAAD RISE Workshop

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

International Education Week Event! The DAAD Research Internship in Science and Engineering offers funded summer research internships i...

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Latest News

 
Welcome visiting scholar Hyun Sook Shin
Franziska Lys recognized for her teaching
New Course added: Contemporary German
ADVISING DURING FRESHMEN WEEK

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