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Megan Acheampong (German and American Music Culture, 2013) will be pursuing a Master degree in Entertainment Management at University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism in Los Angeles, California after she leaves the Hilltop. Her interests lie in the international and domestic film and music industries, as she plans on working within the field of music supervision in the future.
Elizabeth Slattery (German, 2013) will continue a long tradition of Georgetown German majors who have spent some time as Fulbright Teaching Scholars in Austria or Germany. Elizabeth will be an Austrian Fulbright Teaching Scholar and will spend next year helping to educate Austrian students. We hope she will succeed in bringing to them the “joy of music.”
Alanna Nilsson (German, 2013) will continue her studies in the German Department to complete a 5-year M.A. degree in 2014.
Hanna Monson (German, 2013) will move to Germany where she will teach Spanish and help out in other fields at the Black Forest Academy in Kandern, Germany. This school located in the Black Forest about half an hour north of Basel, is an ecumenical boarding school for children of Christian missionaries.
Krista Engemann (German and Psychology; minor in Economics, 2013) will be a graduate assistant at the Hagan School of Business at Iona College in New York, pursuing an MBA and engaging in faculty research.
Claire Sherburne (German and Theology, 2013) will move to Atlanta, GA, to study law at Emory University.
Ryan Millerick (German and Classics, 2012) who is currently a Congress Bundestag Exchange Fellow in Berlin just received a Fulbright Fellowship to pursue his studies in Germany in 2013/2014.
Anna Helm-Kurz who received her Ph.D. from the German Department in 2002 was recognized with the Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Award in the School of Business at George Washington University.
Located in Washington, D.C. at the intersection of transatlantic political and cultural crosscurrents, Georgetown University offers a uniquely diverse, interdisciplinary context for studying German literature and culture.
The Department offers a B.A., M.A. or Ph.D. in German and, with the BMW Center for German and European Studies, the joint MAGES/Ph.D. in German.
Reflecting Georgetown University’s Jesuit tradition, the German Department seeks, through its undergraduate and graduate programs, to expand students’ knowledge, imagination, and commitment to the common good.
At the undergraduate level, the Department aims to enable students to become competent and culturally literate users of German who can employ the language in a range of intellectual and professional contexts and who can also draw from it personal enrichment and enjoyment. It does so by engaging students with diverse content areas within an integrated curriculum whose pedagogies reflect the best available knowledge regarding the multiple links among language, culture, and ways of knowing. For more information, please visit our Undergraduate FAQ.
At the graduate level, the Department seeks to educate the next generation of professionals who are able to make substantive and insightful contributions to German studies and to participate in shaping the field through scholarship, teaching, and service. It does so by building a broad foundation of German literature and culture from the 18th century to the present, as well as fostering critical approaches to more specialized areas of inquiry, including contemporary literature and culture, issues of gender and sexuality, intersections of religious and literary traditions, curriculum development, and literacy studies. For more information, please visit our Graduate FAQ.
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