The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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  • About Us

    UMass Amherst has a proud tradition of research and undergraduate/graduate teaching (B.A., M.A., & PhD) in German & Scandinavian Studies. Our interdisciplinary strengths include: Black German Studies; Cultural Studies; Film Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; German-Jewish Studies; GDR & DEFA Film Studies; Holocaust Studies; Intellectual History; Medieval Studies; Minority Studies; STEM German; Theater and Performance Studies; Transnationalism; and Turkish German Studies.

  • Major in German

    Our undergraduate program is structured to set the study of the Germanic languages and their literatures within the contexts of their respective cultures, including their historical, economic, political, philosophical, and cultural aspects. Strong interdisciplinary ties with other departments are encouraged, including STEM fields.

  • iSTEP: international Science Technology and Engineering Programs

    iSTEP combines students' interests in German and STEM fields. With iSTEP students can take STEM-German language courses and participate in international education opportunities.

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Congratulations to UMass alumnae Dr. Maria Stehle and Dr. Beverly Weber

August 22, 2020

Huge congratulations to UMass alumnae Dr. Maria Stehle (Professor of German, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; PhD German Studies, 2005) and Dr. Beverly Weber (Associate Professor of German,...

Ela Gezen Selected for Leadership Roles in Two German Academic Groups

August 02, 2020

Ela Gezen, associate professor of German, has been elected President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG), and also to serve on the executive board...

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Student Profile

Salvatore Viola '21

Meet Salvatore Viola, DAAD Young Ambassador for 2020/21.

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