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Undergraduate Research

German Studies faculty are active researchers. Our work reflects the work currently conducted in the field globally. We bring our own research and scholarship into the classroom at all levels.

One of the main goals of the German Studies program is to encourage mentored, independent research. In upper-level seminars, we will work closely with you to formulate and explore your own research questions.

In addition to the research opportunities in regularly offered classes, you may also

  • take German Studies Senior Seminar (GRMN 408). In this course, you undertake a significant research project with the guidance of their professor
  • enroll in GRMN 411, Independent Study. You may take this course multiple times during your career, provided you explore different topics each time.
  • undertake a year-long project through the Honors Program in German Studies, if you are eligible.
  • pursue independent research while studying abroad in Berlin.

There are sources for funding available to students who wish to engage in research. Funding is available through the Charles Center. Judaic Studies also offers scholarships for summer study and research on topics directly related to Jewish Studies. The German Studies program awards a few of scholarships for research in German through our J. Richard Guthrie Scholarship.

Here are some examples of research projects recently completed by German Studies students: