Welcome to German Studies!

German Studies is an interdisciplinary program that encompasses subjects ranging from language, literature and film studies to intellectual and cultural history, urban studies, political science, museum studies, art history and women's studies.

Our program:

  • develops student's abilities to engage with new knowledge and to apply research methodologies and theoretical approaches to their studies;
  • fosters student's curiosity, creativity and imagination through the analysis of cultural texts from German-speaking Europe;
  • develops transferable skills in critical thinking, oral and written communication and project management in both English and German;
  • challenges students to become a community of self-directed, responsible, life-long learner-researchers and international citizens.

At York, students can pursue a variety of Major or Minor programs in German or select individual courses to complement their existing areas of study. Many of our courses are taught in English and are open to students from all disciplines.