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Welcome to the website of the MSU German Studies program! The German faculty embrace an inclusive model of German Studies that integrates the study of language, literature, and culture at all levels. We offer degrees at all levels: the undergraduate major and minor, the MA and the PhD.

Building on a tradition reaching back over 50 years, the German program has distinguished itself with its responsiveness to the changing face of German Studies in the US. The MSU German faculty is nationally recognized for contributions in the fields of literary, cultural, linguistic, and pedagogical scholarship. In 2013, our program was recognized as an AATG German Center of Excellence for its innovative approach to both undergraduate and graduate curricula.

Visit our undergraduate and graduate program pages for details on offerings. And whether you are a current or prospective student, a resident of mid-Michigan or a virtual visitor, join our community of students and scholars to share and learn about things German.

Special events, Spring 2017

We welcome Prof. Dr. Christian Klein, from the University of Wuppertal (Germany) as Visiting Professor for Spring Semester 2017. His visit - his second to MSU - was made possible by a generous stipend from the Max Kade Foundation. The German Program and our students are excited about his expertise in the graphic novel, which is a wonderful fit with our Klein.jpgworld-class holdings in comics in the Special Collections at Michigan State University. In conjunction with his visit, the German faculty under the leadership of Drs. Mittman and Wolff are also offering a symposium, "Writing Lives, Drawing Worlds" on April 14 and 15 (details coming soon!).

Drop in for weekly offerings:

Tuesdays at 7 pm:
Filmabend in Wells Hall

Wednesdays at 7:30 pm:
Kaffeestunde at Espresso
Royale on Grand River Ave.

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