Germanic Languages & Literatures



Armed with a new curriculum, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures grants you personalized advising, interdisciplinary flexibility, co-curricular activities, and opportunities to conduct independent research and to study and intern abroad. Class sizes are small, allowing you to participate actively in classroom discussions and receive ample attention from your instructors.

While you're here, be sure to check out KU's Max Kade Center. The Center, founded in 1986, is a center of research for scholars studying German language, literature, history and culture.


Career options: 

Germany's central location in Europe and strong economy make it a strategic player in our modern world. After earning your B.A. in German Studies, you'll have no shortage of career options, and many of our graduates go on to apply their German to further study in the arts, law, education, government and more. For more details on careers available for a foreign language degree, visit the KU Career Center website.

Germanic Languages & Literatures Program
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Advisor name: 
Lorie Vanchena
Advisor title: 
Associate Professor
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