University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of German and Russian

The German Program

A recent upper-level German Seminar class with Prof. Mieder
Prof. Wolfgang Mieder with his German "Proverb" Seminar students. All upper level German students take special seminar classes with our German faculty.

The German Program at UVM

The German Program at the University of Vermont provides comprehensive instruction in German language, culture, and literature. The curriculum reflects a commitment to both the traditions of literary studies in German and to new developments in the field. Small classes emphasize student participation and use of the target language.

Faculty in the Department of German and Russian are recipients of numerous teaching awards, in addition to receiving national and international recognition for outstanding scholarship. Areas of particular strength include the Age of Goethe and Romanticism; the 19th and 20th centuries; Austrian literature; exile literature; German folklore and proverbs; and Holocaust film and literature.

Study abroad in a German-speaking country is encouraged for either a semester or the full junior year. UVM participates in study-abroad programs at the University of Salzburg, Austria, and the University of Augsburg, Germany. Students may also particpate in numerous other programs abroad; UVM's Office of International Education helps students' interests and academic goals with appropriate programs.


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