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Welcome! Our German department combines traditional coverage and breadth with new interdisciplinary and theoretical approaches. Our students receive a comprehensive introduction to the language, literatures, cultures and intellectual history of the German-speaking countries and to the increasingly multicultural, transnational, and global contexts that define these cultures today.
We maintain a commitment to the idea of a core curriculum and emphasise the interrelatedness of linguistic competency and cultural literacy. In addition to the focus on national literatures and cultures, the department successfully pursues interdisciplinary projects with gender studies, European studies, comparative literature, critical theory, gender studies and translation studies.
At the undergraduate level, we offer challenging language, culture, literature, and intellectual history courses. German contributes significantly to a first-rate humanities education in Cardiff and to the intellectual core of our large, research-orientated university. Our teaching of languages and cultures aims to prepare students for global citizenship and for that reason we offer many year-abroad opportunities.