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PhD Transcultural German Studies

This Transcultural German Studies at University of Arizona is the first program in the United States that combines the strengths of a major German and American Research I university to create a truly joint international Ph.D. program in Transcultural German Studies.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 2.5 years
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

The Arizona-Leipzig Joint Ph.D. Program in Transcultural German Studies, a cooperative effort between The University of Arizona and The University of Leipzig, is a unique program designed especially to train students aspiring to pursue academic careers relating to national and international educational, cultural, and linguistic interests in the German-speaking countries, the United States of America, and in a great variety of Asian, African, Latin American, and European countries.

Outcome

Graduates of this program in Transcultural German Studies at University of Arizona will have a thorough grounding in cultural, literary, and language studies from interdisciplinary, transcultural perspectives. Students from each institution are required to spend one year, usually their second year of the overall program, at the partner institution.

That is, most students beginning and ending the Ph.D. program in Arizona will spend the second year of their program in Leipzig, taking courses that fulfill the joint requirements for the program.

Courses include:

  • Music and German Literature
  • The Task of the Translator
  • Advanced German Usage
  • Applied Linguistics for German as a Foreign Language
  • Culture (Milestones in German Literature and Culture)
  • Intensive Reading German for the Sciences and Humanities

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