The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989

Class of 2016

Congratulations to all of our German Studies students who graduated on Sunday, May 22!

Special recognition to German Studies minor Johanna Doren, winner of the Dr. Eberhard Frey Prize for excellence in German Studies!


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.