Germanic Languages and Literatures, Department of

614-292-6985
germanic@osu.edu

498 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Chair/Director
Robert Holub

The Ohio State University Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures offers a comprehensive course of study that covers literary and cultural studies, intellectual history and German for the professions as well as in-depth specializations that include film studies, aesthetic philosophy, gender studies, cognitive studies, minority literature, ecocriticism, second language studies, Germanic linguistics, Scandinavian Studies and Yiddish and Ashkenazic Studies. 

Our students are not only ‘international students’ – They are students who are becoming international. They are becoming speakers of another language and are gaining a deep understanding of another culture. That’s what being international means. German-speaking countries don’t have massive economic or population growth. But Germany’s economy is still the fifth largest in the world, and a quick look at recent newspaper headlines will tell you that it’s a key economic and political power.

{Katra Byram, Associate Professor, Germanic Languages and Literatures}