University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of German and Russian

Graduate Program in German

The Department of German and Russian offers a small but excellent graduate program in German leading to the M.A. degree. It is one of the few German M.A. programs available in the Northeastern United States, and generally draws students from Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York, but attracts students from other areas as well.

All major areas of German literature and philology from the Middle Ages to the present are covered, and we are particularly strong in the Age of Goethe and Romanticism, the 19th and 20th centuries, German Folklore, Proverbs, Exile Literature, and Austrian Literature.

A thesis is required for completion of the M.A. degree in German. Two recent thesis topics: "Mit Haut und Haar." Sprichwoertliches in der Lyrik Gisela Steineckerts, by Annegret Schmitt-Johnson, May 2008; and From Pumpkin to Hazelnut: A Comparative Study of the "Cinderella" Fairy Tale, by Lucie Srostlik, May 2007. A more complete listing of thesis topics can be found in the menu to the left.





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