The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989


Wednesday, September 16
2 - 3 p.m.
Shiffman 124

Come and practice your German conversation skills and enjoy tasty refreshments at Kaffeestunde!

For a complete list of the fall semester's Kaffeestunde dates, please see our Upcoming Events page.

GECS 167a Trailer

Watch the trailer for GECS 167a: German Cinema: From Berlin and London to Hollywood, taught by Visiting Professor of German Thomas Nolden (Wellesley College). The course meets T,Th 5:00 PM–6:20 PM and is currently accepting students. (Note: you must be logged into your Brandeis account to view.)

2015-2016 UDRs

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


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.