German Literature and Critical Thought

Degree Types: PhD

The Department of German offers a graduate program focused on the theoretical and cultural foundations of German literature, critical thought, and media from 1750 onward.

The program consists of six required and twelve elective courses. Students are encouraged to choose electives in related disciplines such as art history, comparative literary studies, film studies, French/Italian, history, philosophy, Slavic, Spanish, African-American studies, and Jewish studies.

Students in this program are also encouraged to participate in TGS’s Interdisciplinary Cluster Initiative program. For more information on how you can have a second intellectual “home” outside of your department or program, please visit the Interdisciplinary Cluster Initiative page.

See the German Literature and Critical Thought Degree Requirements for specific classes and procedures needed to complete this program.

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