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German Studies

How is it that the culture of German-speaking Europe has so profoundly influenced and shaped Western civilization—and especially the culture of the United States—through the centuries and into today? Can a liberal arts education be considered complete without an understanding of these influences?

The Department of German Studies provides the opportunity for students to explore such questions and others in its language, literature, and culture courses. Here, students will encounter a culture of "poets and thinkers" (as well as scientists, engineers, artists, and some admittedly unsavory characters), and have the opportunity to experience German language and culture firsthand through Smith's own study abroad program in Hamburg, Germany.

The German Studies Department has an unparalleled record in mentoring students for both undergraduate and graduate fellowships and offers opportunities for guided research with faculty members. So whether you are looking for intellectual stimulation, advanced German-language skills, or simply the cachet of possessing a great mind, the German Studies Department has something for you.

News & Events

                 The Smith College Department of German Studies

                             and Department of Religion present

 

Karl Donfried

Elizabeth A. Woodson 1922 Professor Emeritus of Religion

speaking on

 

The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and Christian Unity in a Global Society

 

 

Thursday, September 28th

5:00 pm in Seelye 106

 

Open to the Public

 

 

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        Judith Keyler-Mayer's GER 250 class is now on YouTube!

Five College German Events

Visit the Five College German Studies website for upcoming events.