From Sturm and Drang and Goethe's Faust to contemporary 21st century Germany, our German Studies faculty have a variety of expertise and research interests. The interdisciplinary nature of our teaching allows students to study the German language while also learning about the fascinating, rich, and sometimes difficult histories of German-speaking countries via their literature, music, film, and everyday cultures. Our faculty also contribute to the programs in Women's Studies, International Studies, and General Education via their courses in the "Literature and Culture" rubric, and also to Gateway Colloquia offerings, the first course in the University's writing program.
Acting Chair – Department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages
Isaac Funk Professor of German and Russian Studies
All correspondence can be mailed to individual faculty members at:
201 E. University
P.O. Box 2900
Departmental Phone: 309/556-3044
Departmental FAX: 309/556-3284