Graduate-level course work is intended to foster professional disciplinary skills of cultural and linguistic analysis of the Germanic world in its historical-geographical extent and conceptual-aesthetic depth.
Our 500-level courses introduce students to canons and methods of linguistic, philological, literary, and cultural study, as well as preparing students for teaching. Our 600-level colloquiums explore major topics in greater depth or introduce specialized areas of scholarly inquiry. Our 800-level seminars are research-level topics, often close to current faculty projects.
Graduate coursework fosters the production of creative, rigorous research and writing, eventually suitable for publication in professional venues.