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German Studies

German Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers both a major and a minor for students with broad academic interests in the German-speaking world.

In consultation with a faculty adviser in the program, students design individual plans of study from the many core courses offered in the Departments of History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and Theatre and Dance. Further courses, including some offered by other departments, may be incorporated into the student's program, if they bear directly on German Studies. Students considering a major or minor should consult a member of the German Studies faculty as early as possible.

Students need to attain competence in German (two years of university-level language courses or the equivalent) before they can take certain upper-division courses. It is recommended that students attain this level of competence early in the program.

Todd Kontje

Program Director

Todd Kontje

Office: Literature 327
Phone: 534-2749
Email: tkontje@ucsd.edu

Sally Hargate

Program Coordinator

Sally Hargate

Office: Hum. & Social Sci. 5067
Phone: 534-4551
Email: caesar@ucsd.edu

CAESAR Programs Coordinator

Sally Hargate
(858) 534-4551
Sally Hargate

Humanities & Social Sciences
Fifth floor, Room 5067

Office Hours:
8:00a-12:00p and 1:00p-4:30p