The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989


Meet the Majors!

Wednesday, October 29
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Shiffman 124

Stop by the Meet the Majors event to learn more about majoring or minoring in German Studies and to hear about Spring 2015 class offerings in German language and literature. Mingle with the German Studies faculty, UDRs, and students while enjoying delicious German refreshments!


Wednesday, November 5
1 - 2 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.


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.