The graduate program in German has an interdisciplinary orientation. A particular emphasis of the Department is a carefully mentored teaching assistant program in content-focused pedagogy which includes preparation in curriculum design, assessment, and professional development. The core of this training is part of the M.A. program; the Ph.D. program expands on that foundation. Research in the department focuses on literary and cultural studies from the 18th to the 20th centuries and applied linguistics with an emphasis in second language acquisition.
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