The Department of German Studies offers a variety of courses in German language and linguistics, as well as courses on the literature, culture, politics, history, and thought of the German-speaking countries of Central Europe. Our courses in German Studies not only encourage students to consider the effects of German-speaking thinkers on the world from the Middle Ages to today, but also provide a lens through which students may evaluate the contours of their own culture, both present and past.
The department offers majors in German Studies and German and Philosophy, and a minor in German Studies. Additionally, the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages offers an undergraduate minor in Modern Languages. This minor draws on literature and language courses offered in German Studies and other DLCL departments.
The theme house Haus Mitteleuropa is an undergraduate residence on campus with a focus on German culture. It hosts events and social gatherings, provides opportunities to experience German culture and to practice the German language.
The Stanford campus in Berlin invites undergraduates to spend one or more quarters in the Geman capital. It offers courses taught by Stanford professors and collaborates with local institutions and businesses to offer internships and other academic opportunities. Students who have completed at least one year of German language courses are eligible to participate in the Krupp Internship Program. Please visit the BOSP website for details.