Departments & Programs

Germanic Studies


The Department of Germanic Studies (GER) offers a full curriculum including German language, linguistics, literature, and culture, as well as courses in Dutch, Yiddish, and Norwegian. Faculty members teach at all levels; class sizes are moderate to small; and there are many opportunities for direct student-faculty contact.

Many Germanic studies majors complement their study of German with a major in another department or with a teaching certificate. The department encourages students with interests in business or international studies to learn German.

Information on exams for placement and credit can be found in the section of this Bulletin entitled "Foreign Language," which appears under "Foreign Language Requirement," which, in turn, appears under "Degree Requirements."

Majors, Minors, and Programs

Contact Information

Department of Germanic Studies
Indiana University
Ballantine Hall 644
Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-1553
germanic [at] indiana [dot] edu