Vance Byrd, Assistant Professor of German teaches one of his classes in one of the small classrooms in ARH.

German Studies

Immerse yourself culturally, intellectually, globally.

You have a need to feed your intellectual passion for how complex civilizations advance and evolve. Language is not only key to accessing a deep understanding of a culture and its people, it is fundamental to understanding the world and your relationship to it. Through the study and research of German, you will immerse yourself both on campus and abroad in the significance of Europe’s most widely-spoken first language. An integral part of a globally informed curriculum, language studies will give you the ability to articulate ideas and communicate with confidence across intellectual disciplines and geographical boundaries. With expert faculty mentors at your side, you will explore rich study abroad opportunities as well as limitless graduate and professional pathways in interpretation, media, law, economic development, government, tourism, and finance.

Department News

German Studies Welcomes Rasha Khayat as the 2021 German Writer in Residence

This year’s Writing in Residence is Rasha Khayat, a German novelist, essayist, and translator.
Christopher Kloeble & Saskya Jain image

Writers@Grinnell Welcomes Saskya Jain & Christopher Kloeble on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 8 p.m.

The Writers@Grinnell series continues with award winning authors, Saskya Jain and Christopher Kloeble.
Vance Bryd in class

Vance Byrd receives New Directions Fellowship from The Mellon Foundation

Vance Byrd, associate professor and chair of German studies, will further his education and launch a new research project as a New Directions Fellowship recipient.

Department Information

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Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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