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Some Department HistoryThe Department of Germanic Studies works in a tradition as old as the University of Texas at Austin. The School of Modern Languages offered German as a primary language and Germanic Languages as optional courses beginning in 1883. In 1891-1892, the School of Teutonic Languages is listed in University Catalogues as an independent department for the first time. Its first MAs were in 1897-- see links below for titles of early degrees given. Enjoy learning more about our past.
- Department Notables: Some names associated with the Department, and the contributions they are remembered for.
- Past Symposia: Documentation of an active tradition of scholarship and community engagement through workshops, symposia, and other gatherings of scholars and intellectuals.
- Past German Plays: A fifty-year-long tradition of German plays with student actors continues . . . Read more about its origins and its present.
- Past Visitors: UT's Germanic Studies has hosted many prominent authors and intellectuals -- see whose names you recognize.
- Theses and Dissertations: Lists of MAs and PhDs granted by the department.