The UC Davis German Department offers comprehensive and challenging programs in German language, literature, culture and thought from the Middle Ages to the present. Its distinguished faculty members conduct research on literary history, gender studies, critical theory, film studies, intellectual history, medieval studies, theater studies and linguistics, including second-language acquisition.

We have one of the most robust undergraduate German programs on the West Coast, offering a rich selection of courses in German and English as well as extensive study-abroad opportunities. We provide graduate students with a solid basis of scholarship while encouraging innovative and multidisciplinary pursuits. Each year, the German department also hosts a Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor from one of the German-speaking countries.