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German Studies

The Department of German Studies offers a variety of programs in German language and linguistics, literature, culture, and thought. Courses are open to majors and all interested students. Candidates are accepted for the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy.

By carefully planning their programs, students may fulfill the B.A. requirements for a double major in German Studies and another subject. An extended undergraduate major in English and German literature is available, as are coterminal programs for the B.A. and M.A. degrees in German Studies, and joint programs for the Ph.D. degree with Comparative Literature, Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, Linguistics, and Modern Thought and Literature.

Special collections and facilities at Stanford offer possibilities for extensive research in German studies and related fields pertaining to Central Europe. Facilities include the Stanford University Libraries and the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace. Special collections include the Hildebrand Collection (texts and early editions from the 16th to the 19th century), the Austrian Collection (with emphasis on source material of the time of Maria Theresa and Joseph II, the Napoleonic wars, and the Revolution of 1848), and the Stanford Collection of German, Austrian, and Swiss Culture. New collections emphasize culture and cultural politics in the former German Democratic Republic. The Hoover Institution has a unique collection of historical and political documents pertaining to Germany and Central Europe from 1870 to the present. The department also has its own reference library.

Upcoming Events

June
16
Date
Sunday, June 16, 2024, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Dinkelspiel Auditorium & Oregon Courtyard at Pigott Hall

Congratulations to all our graduating students!
 
The Division will host our Diploma Ceremony and Reception on Sunday, June 16, 2024.
 

News

Here are the forms to submit papers to the DLCL Undergraduate Academic Prizes for Academic Year 2023-2024.
The Department of German Studies at Stanford University is pleased to announce the Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship for 2024-25 and to request applications, due by December 1, 2023. The Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship is open to professors…
2023 DLCL Commencement Address by Dominick Lawton, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures.