College of Arts and Sciences

Germanic Studies

Germanic Studies is a large department with many opportunities and concentrations. We offer full sequences of language courses in Dutch, German, Norwegian, and Yiddish. We teach reading courses in Old Norse, Gothic, Old Saxon, as well as Old High and Middle High German. Our faculty has expertise in a large variety of areas, ranging from philology and linguistics to intellectual history and from language pedagogy to modern Europe.

Our department is one of the leaders in the field. The most recent National Research Council (NRC) ranking placed our graduate program among the top three German departments in the nation.

Please explore our website and see all that we have to offer.

William Rasch (Chair)

News & Events

What is a foreign language worth?


Graduate Student Conference

Friday, March 3 - 5, 2017, more information to follow

Talk with Frauke Berndt, University of Z├╝rich

March 8-10, 2017, More information to follow

for more calendar events, please see our News and Events page

Germanic Studies
Global and International Studies Building 3103
355 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
Phone: 812-855-1553
Fax: 812-855-8927