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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

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Student Testimonials

  • Meagan Martin

    Meagan Martin

    Studying German has been an extremely rewarding experience for me, largely thanks to my time as a student of the inspiring professors of the Department of Germanic Languages at UCLA. As a young opera singer, languages play an extremely prominent role in my profession, both for the repertoire itself and for communication with the multicultural casts and production teams. Germany and Austria are clear leaders in the number of opera performances each year, so I... 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...