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.

Program Advising

Todd Kontje

Program Director

Todd Kontje

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

Academic Advising

  • Course Recommendations
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Petition for Exception Approvals
Amanda Izaguirre-Lumm

Temporary Program Coordinator

Amanda Izaguirre-Lumm

Office: Hum. & Social Sci. 1005
Phone: 534-4551
Email: caesar@ucsd.edu

Administrative Advising

  • How to Petiton Exceptions 
  • Degree Audits
  • Basic Major/Minor Requirements
  • General Questions
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CAESAR Programs Coordinator

Amanda Izaguirre-Lumm
caesar@ucsd.edu
(858) 534-4551

Humanities & Social Sciences
Fifth floor, Room 1005

Office Hours
Mon.-Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm