- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
German literature and German studies allow students to immerse themselves in the rich language and literature of the German-speaking world. Our courses ask students to reflect on the nature and value of literary, cinematic, and artistic works as part of a larger inquiry into the meaning of life.
Why Study German Studies at Oberlin?
Jantz Memorial Lecture
Harold Jantz Memorial Lectureship honors the memory of one of the most distinguished literary scholars among Oberlin graduates. Presented on a rotating basis with the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College Library, and the German department, it is among the academic highlights of the year.
Max Kade House, officially known as Deutsches Haus or German House, is a Program House for students who want to learn and speak German. The house can accommodate 35 students, who along with a resident faculty member and two teaching assistants, have opportunities to engage in social, cultural, and academic activities—in German.
Upcoming German Studies Events
- FYSP 075 - Hitler and Stalin: A Comparative Study 4 credits
- GERM 203 - Intermediate German 4 credits
- GERM 305 - Conversation and Composition 4 credits
- GERM 350 - Gender and German Cinema 4 credits
German Studies Faculty
German studies faculty are both scholars and teachers who devote their careers to making important contributions to their disciplines through writing and research. Their areas of special interest include West German literature and film, postwar narratives, baroque and romanticism, Yiddish literature, and German Jewish literature. They are committed to undergraduate education and teach everything from first-year seminars to advanced language courses.Explore Faculty within German Studies