The German Studies Section of the Modern Languages & Literatures Department offers students a wide variety of courses in language, literature, film, and culture taught in German, as well as classes in anthropology and sociology, history, music, philosophy, and political science. Stressing the interrelatedness of linguistic competency and broad cultural literacy, German studies classes cover a wide range of literary periods, intellectual history, and film and visual culture. Knowledge of German grants access not only to rich literary, philosophical, and artistic traditions but also to many other kinds of contemporary cultural, economic, political, and scientific developments.The core faculty and staff of German Studies at Swarthmore personally and professionally contribute to the intercultural and interdisciplinary nature of German Studies.

Learn more on the German Studies Department website and in the College Catalog.


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