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German and Scandinavian Studies

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The graduate program in German and Scandinavian studies offers both degrees of Master of Arts (M.A.), and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), each divided into three optional tracks. An M.A. student may choose gender studies, film studies or literary and cultural studies as an emphasis. (For information on teaching certification in combination with the M.A. degree, contact the Graduate Program Director.) Ph.D. candidates choose among the specializations in Modern German and Scandinavian Studies, Medieval Literature or Germanic Philology.

Reflecting the recent dramatic changes in Europe, the move toward globalization and changes in the fields dealing with the languages, literatures, and cultures involved, the graduate program has strengthened the interdisciplinary basis of its offerings. Courses dealing with issues of representation, historical investigation, and social science methodology are being introduced in combination with literary and cultural studies related to many historical periods. For additional information, visit the department website at or contact the Graduate Program Director.