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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

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Graduate Courses for 2019-2020

The graduate courses for the European Languages and Transcultural Studies in the 2019-2020 school year have been confirmed. Click Learn More to see what courses will be offered.

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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 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature

    Instructor: Todd Presner

    Lecture/screenings, five hours; discussion, one hour. History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination...

  • German 152: Conversation and Composition on Contemporary German Culture and Society I

    Instructor: David D. Kim

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 6. Taught in German. Structured around themes as they emerge...

  • German 212: Contemporary Literature and Culture

    Instructor: David D. Kim

    Lecture, three hours. Analysis of current cultural issues and their relation to literary production and...