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Department ofModern Languages and Literatures


Welcome to the German Studies Program at Santa Clara University!

Our comprehensive program focuses on essential language skills, with emphases on literary, art, film, and philosophical works; moreover, students are able to gain a thorough understanding of historical, cultural, social and political aspects of German-speaking countries.

The Department offers courses in Elementary and Intermediate German as well as a Cultures & Ideas sequence, GERM 11A & GERM 12A.   

MAJOR/MINOR in German Studies: Students completing their undergraduate coursework required for their degree by June 13, 2021 may declare a German studies major or minor.  After that date, no major or minor in German is available. 

Whether you are planning on studying German to satisfy your core requirements or simply catch a German movie with us in the German Club, the German Studies Program hopes to see you soon! Auf Wiedersehen!