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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German Day 2023 at UMass Amherst

October 02, 2023

On the sunny and crisp autumn morning of September 27, 2023, the German and Scandinavian (GSS) Program at UMass Amherst welcomed 65 high school students and their German teachers to campus for a...

Ester Gonzalez Martin wins SPARK scholarship

June 05, 2023

PhD candidate Ester Gonzalez Martin has been awarded a SPARK scholarship to attend this year's Deutsche Sommerschule am Pazifik. SPARK is an initiative of the American Association of Teachers of...

New Chapter from Ela Gezen

May 17, 2023

A new chapter by Professor Ela Gezen was just published in the edited volume Berlin International: Literaturszenen in der geteilten Stadt (1970‒1989), out now from DeGruyter. The chapter, titled ...

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