The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989

2015-2016 UDRs

Meet the 2015-2016 German Studies UDRs, Emma Gutman, Julia Karr and Fei Xu! Visit the UDRs page to learn more.

Class of 2015

Congratulations to all of our German Studies Program students who graduated on Sunday, May 17!

German Studies Award Recipients

  • Erica Evans, recipient of the Dr. Eberhard Frey Prize and the Esther Pine Memorial Prize
  • Elise Sobotka, recipient of the Outstanding UDR Award. Elise served as a German Studies UDR for three years!

Congratulations, Erica and Elise!


What was Dada? Why is Goethe's "Faust" so important? What was the relationship between "Bauhaus" and the Nazi regime? What is the "New German cinema?" Who were the German Expressionists? Was Kafka Czech or German? These and many more questions are addressed in courses in German language and literature at Brandeis.

We offer students the unique opportunity to study the German language in its cultural context, with strong emphasis on literature, film, and cultural history. Students are encouraged to study abroad and participate in the many cocurricular offerings by the Center for German and European Studies.