German Department

A language. A world. A journey.

The mission of the St. Olaf German Department is to offer students a critical, socially engaged, interdisciplinary and inclusive German Studies to meet global challenges. In courses at St. Olaf, you enter the German-speaking world through its language. But beyond acquiring vocabulary and mastering grammar, German courses allow you to explore topics from fairy tales to film, from everyday life to international politics, and from confronting the past to building a more sustainable future. At every course level, language learning and cultural understanding support and reinforce one another.

Language learning. Cultural understanding. Together.

Whatever you want to do, wherever you want to go, German opens doors.