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The Department of German Studies offers an integrated and holistic approach to the study of language, literature, and culture. This approach embodies Vassar’s liberal arts principle of “going to the source” by engaging with primary documents and by exploring the fundamental debates and processes that have shaped German culture and its relationship to the contemporary world. Read more.

  • Frauen sind nicht etwa die besseren Menschen, sie hatten bisher nur nicht soviel Gelegenheit, sich die Hände schmutzig zu machen. —Alice Schwarzer, deutsche Journalistin und Feministin (geb. 1942)