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Germanic Languages and Literatures

Recent News

von Moltke to Give Berlin Program GSA Distinguished Lecture

July 4, 2019, Freie Universität Berlin

Gailus Wins 2019 John Dewey Award

Professor recognized for commitment to the education of undergraduate students.

Welcome to Germanic Languages & Literatures

Our department offers undergraduate programs in German, Scandinavian, and Dutch and a graduate program in German Studies. In teaching and research, we emphasize the embededdness of language, literature, and the arts in larger social, cultural, and political processes. Our approach, widely known as the “Michigan Model,” has made us one of the premier departments in the US and is unmatched in its interdisciplinary breadth. Students will be guided by faculty with deep methodic training and experience in German, Dutch and Scandinavian languages and literature, Comparative Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology, Film Studies, Philosophy, Media Studies, Museum Studies, and Music.