Photo credit: Patricia Wiley

Photo credit: Patricia Wiley

Languages Offered

  • Afrikaans

    Afrikaans is a West Germanic language and is spoken in South Africa by approximately 6... Read More

  • Dutch

    Modern Dutch is a West Germanic language (and, as such, a sister language of Modern... Read More

  • German

    German is a West Germanic language within the Indo-European family of languages and, as such,... Read More

  • Yiddish

    Yiddish has been taught at UCLA for well over 30 years. UCLA is one of... Read More

Student Testimonials

  • Ava Hoeller

    Ava Hoeller

    The Germanic Languages Department provided me with an experience that I did not expect to get as a transfer student to a large university. I immediately felt at home thanks to the warm environment of this incredibly close knit and welcoming department. As a double major in German and Anthropology, I especially enjoyed taking German cultural classes taught by professors that encouraged meaningful class discussions about very relevant topics. The German Department at UCLA enlivened... Read more

Featured Courses

  • German 174: Advanced Study of Contemporary Literature and Culture

    Instructor: Yasemin Yildiz

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 152 or 153. Grandparents: Negotiating History, Memory, and Identity Across...

  • German 112: Feminist Issues in German Literature and Culture

    Instructor: Maite Zubiaurre

    Lecture, three hours. Taught in English. Analysis of major issues in German feminism today (e.g.,...

  • German 261: Seminar – Contemporary Literature

    Instructor: Yasemin Yildiz

    Seminar, three hours. In-depth analysis of one particular issue in post-1945 German literature and culture....