Center for German and European Studies

The Center for German and European Studies pursues teaching, research and outreach to broader communities about the social, political and cultural issues involved in integrating diversity and difference in Germany and Europe in the new millennium.

Related Programs


Comparative Literature and Culture

The Program in Comparative Literature and Culture (COML) engages the study of literatures and cultures within and across national boundaries. It comprises the comparative analysis of literary and cultural texts not only in relation to genres, forms, and movements but within the larger context of social discourse and cultural practices.

European Cultural Studies

The European Cultural Studies Program (ECS) offers students the opportunity to study English and continental literature in translation in conjunction with one or more related disciplines: fine arts, history, music, philosophy, politics, sociology and theater arts. ECS is for those students who feel intellectually adventurous, who want to explore the interrelationships of literature with various other disciplines in order to gain a broader perspective of what constitutes "culture."

Film, Television and Interactive Media

The Film, Television and Interactive Media Program is designed to provide a broad overview of the history of the moving image, to develop expertise in cinematic style and cultural meaning, to lend theoretical sophistication to an understanding of the moving image, and to ensure some appreciation of the practical and technical side of motion picture production.

International and Global Studies

The International and Global Studies Program (IGS) is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the chance to understand the complex processes of globalization that today so profoundly affect politics, economics, culture, society and the environment.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS) draws on the humanities, arts, social and biological sciences to explore the broad range of intellectual questions concerning both the social positions of women and the gendered constructions of knowledge, identity, and culture. Students in the program have the opportunity to study theories of feminism, gender, and sexuality; the diversity of women's experiences and representations past and present; and women's movements in the United States and around the globe.