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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.

    For more information email: istep[at]umass.edu

News

Prof. Jonathan Skolnik speaks at Kurt Weill festival.

October 08, 2018

Prof. Jonathan Skolnik participated in a panel discussion introducing a rare performance of Kurt Weill’s 1934 oratorio, The Road of Promise (Franz Werfel composed the text). The performance opens a...

German Online Courses this Summer

May 21, 2018

Want to learn German this Summer? We offer German 110 and German 230 during Summer Session I (May 21-June 29, 2018) and German 120 and German 240 during Summer Session II (July 9-August 17, 2018).  

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Events

Nov
07-07

Kaffeepause

Herter Hall 5th Floor Lobby
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Dec
05-05

Kaffeepause

Herter Hall 5th Floor Lobby
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

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Florence Feiereisen
Alumni Profile

Florence Feiereisen '07 Ph.D.

Florence Feiereisen (PhD 2007) came to UMass twice: She spent the academic year 2000/2001 in Amherst as an exchange student through the Baden-Württemberg exchange and after finishing her Master’s degree at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, she returned in 2003 to work on her PhD. She joined the faculty at Middlebury College in 2007 and is currently serving as the chair of the Department of German.

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