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

  • Johanna Von Fock

    Johanna Von Fock

    Deciding to add German as my second major was one of the best decisions I made at UCLA! I was very fortunate to take a wide range of classes to fulfill the major requirements including courses about history, film, linguistics and even business. However, my favorite classes were the seminars about German literature and culture! As an English major with a deep love for reading, I really enjoyed the opportunity to analyze works by Goethe,... 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: Migration and Memory

    Instructor: Yasemin Yildiz

    This course draws on both cultural memory studies and on migration studies in order to...