Whether you just want to start a new language or have already developed an interest in German culture, you've come to the right place.

The German Studies Department offers a stimulating curriculum that includes a full roster of courses on language, literature, film, history, and culture.

With these courses you may satisfy the foreign language requirement, earn credit toward a Concentration, or major and minor in German Studies. Majors will become proficient in the German language, gain knowledge of German-speaking literature, culture, and history, and engage in the critical analysis of those traditions.

The centerpiece of German Studies at Davidson is our study abroad program in Freiburg, which we run in affiliation with IES Abroad. Open to all Davidson students, irrespective of their language proficiency, the program offers you a summer, semester, or full-year experience in one of the most picturesque cities in all of Germany—and its environmental capital.

On campus, the faculty are engaged in scholarship and research, but we all take an active interest in our students, past and present. Our office doors are always open, and we'd love to talk.

Spring 2022 Apply: Bremer Scholarship

The German Studies Department is currently accepting applications from rising sophomores, juniors and seniors majoring in German for the Bremer Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes excellence in German Studies and carries an award of $5,000 for 2022-23, renewable in subsequent years.

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Spring 2022 Treffpunkt Deutsch

Join faculty and students for casual conversation.

  • Johannes Rumphorst: Mondays 1-2 p.m. (Vail Commons)
  • Prof. Henke: Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Outpost)
  • Prof. McCarthy: Wednesdays 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (Outpost)
  • Prof. Denham: Thursdays 4-5 p.m. (Carolina Inn, backyard or parlor)
  • Prof. Frazier-Rath: Fridays 1-2 p.m. (Summit on Main St.)

Education Abroad

Immerse yourself in German culture, achieve language proficiency, experience personal growth, and develop valuable career skills.

Study Abroad Opportunities

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