Dutch Studies

University of California, Berkeley

About the Program

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

The Dutch Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley is of unique national and international importance. It offers a comprehensive education in Dutch language, literature, cultural history, and linguistics. The Berkeley Main Library and Bancroft Library possess one of the richest Dutch book collections in the United States. Intensive collaboration with Dutch and Flemish universities and cultural organizations has made Berkeley a leading Dutch intellectual center in the US.

Learn about the language, literature, culture, and history of the Netherlands. Dutch Studies offers English-taught courses on Dutch cultural history, literature and linguistics, as well as Dutch language courses. Through a broad curriculum, students study important cultural developments from the medieval towns in Flanders over the Dutch “Golden Age” and the Netherlands’ colonial expansion up to the contemporary multicultural, liberal, and European identity of the Low Countries.

Declaring the Major

For further information regarding declaring the major, please contact the undergraduate adviser Nadia Samadi at germanic@berkeley.edu

Honors Program

A grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 in the major and an overall GPA of 3.3 are required for participation in the program during the senior year.

Course requirement: writing an honors thesis (30-40 pages) is a commitment over two semesters. In the first semester, the student must enroll in a 2-unit independent study (199; P/NP). In the second semester, the student must enroll in H196 (4 units). Students are urged to meet with professors who might serve as thesis advisers prior to enrolling in GERMAN 199. The honors committee, consists of the major advisor and the thesis director, approves the topic and evaluates the thesis.

Minor Program

The Dutch Studies Program offers a minor in Dutch Studies. For information regarding declaring the minor, please contact the undergraduate adviser Nadia Samadi at germanic@berkeley.edu

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Major Requirements

In addition to the University, campus, and college requirements, listed on the College Requirements tab, students must fulfill the below requirements specific to their major program.

General Guidelines

Dutch Majors and Double Majors are required to take the following courses:

  • Prerequisites: Elementary Dutch 1 and Intermediate Dutch 2 or equivalent
  • A minimum of 30 upper division units.
    • Required course: Advanced Dutch 110
  • Additional courses are to be selected from the following courses:
    • Conversation and composition Dutch 125
    • The Structure of Modern Dutch 107
    • Dutch for Reading and Translation Knowledge 100
    • Topics in Dutch Literature Dutch 140
    • Travel/Study Course Dutch 177
    • Senior Thesis Dutch 190
    • Capstone course Dutch 195
    • One course in the Dutch 160-series (may be repeated as topics change)
    • One course in the Dutch 170-series (may be repeated as topics change)
    • A maximum of two related upper-division courses outside of the Department (with approval by the Program Director)
 
  1. All courses taken to fulfill the major requirements below must be taken for graded credit, other than courses listed which are offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only. Other exceptions to this requirement are noted as applicable.
  2. No more than one upper division course may be used to simultaneously fulfill requirements for a student's major and minor programs, with the exception of minors offered outside of the College of Letters & Science.
  3. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 must be maintained in both upper and lower division courses used to fulfill the major requirements.

For information regarding residence requirements and unit requirements, please see the College Requirements tab.

As flexibility and interdepartmental cooperation are of essential importance to the Dutch Studies Program, there are no requirement courses for the Dutch major besides the Dutch language courses. This enables students to compose the Dutch major according to their personal interests. It also makes it easier to add Dutch Studies as a double major. Due to the fact that the number of upper division courses offered in the Dutch Studies program is limited, we strongly encourage students considering a a major in Dutch Studies to apply to the UC Berkeley Study Abroad Program.  Furthermore, students who study abroad at a Dutch or Belgian university can apply for equivalents to be counted to the Dutch Studies Major, depending on approval by the Program Director."

Lower Division Prerequisites

DUTCH 1Elementary Dutch5
DUTCH 2Intermediate Dutch (or equivalents)5

Upper Division

Minimum 30 units.

DUTCH 110Advanced Dutch4
DUTCH 125Conversation and Composition4
Additional courses selected from:22
The Structure of Modern Dutch [3]
Dutch for Reading Knowledge [3]
Topics in Dutch Literature [3]
The Amsterdam-Brussels Connection: The Art, History, and Literature of the Netherlands and Flanders [6]
Senior Thesis [4]
One course in DUTCH 160 series (may be repeated as topics change)
One course in DUTCH 170 series (may be repeated as topics change)
A maximum of two upper division courses outside of the department

Minor Requirements

Students who have a strong interest in an area of study outside their major often decide to complete a minor program. These programs have set requirements and are noted officially on the transcript in the memoranda section, but are not noted on diplomas.

General Guidelines

  1. Prerequisites: Elementary Dutch 1 and Intermediate Dutch 2 or equivalent
    5 upper-division courses, including:
  2. Advanced Dutch: Dutch 110
  3. Conversation and Composition: Dutch 125
  4. Dutch for Reading and Translation Knowledge: Dutch 100
  5. the Structure of Modern: Dutch 107
  6. Topics in Dutch Literature: Dutch 140
  7. Travel/Study Course: Dutch 177
  8. Capstone course: Dutch 195
  9. One course in the Dutch 160-series (may be repeated as topics change)
  10. One course in the Dutch 170-series (may be repeated as topics change)
  11. one related upper-division course outside of the Department (with approval by the Program Director).

Requirements

As flexibility and interdepartmental cooperation are of essential importance to the Dutch Studies Program, there are no requirement courses to the Dutch minor besides the Dutch language courses. This enables students to compose the Dutch minor according to their personal interests. It also makes it easier to add Dutch Studies as a minor. Due to the fact that the number of upper division courses offered in the Dutch Studies Program is limited, we strongly encourage students considering a minor in Dutch Studies to apply to the UC Berkeley Study Abroad Program.   Furthermore, students who study abroad at a Dutch or Belgian university can apply for equivalents to be counted to the Dutch Studies Minor, depending on approval by the Program Director."

Lower Division Prerequisites
DUTCH 1Elementary Dutch5
DUTCH 2Intermediate Dutch5
Upper Division Requirements
Select five courses from the following:
Advanced Dutch [4]
Dutch for Reading Knowledge [3]
The Structure of Modern Dutch [3]
Conversation and Composition [4]
Topics in Dutch Literature [3]
The Amsterdam-Brussels Connection: The Art, History, and Literature of the Netherlands and Flanders [6]
One course in the DUTCH 160 series (may be repeated as topics change)
One course in the DUTCH 170 series (may be repeated as topics change)
One related upper division course outside the department (with approval of program director)

College Requirements

Undergraduate students must fulfill the following requirements in addition to those required by their major program.

For detailed lists of courses that fulfill college requirements, please review the College of Letters & Sciences page in this Guide. For College advising appointments, please visit the L&S Advising Pages. 

University of California Requirements

Entry Level Writing

All students who will enter the University of California as freshmen must demonstrate their command of the English language by fulfilling the Entry Level Writing requirement. Fulfillment of this requirement is also a prerequisite to enrollment in all reading and composition courses at UC Berkeley. 

American History and American Institutions

The American History and Institutions requirements are based on the principle that a US resident graduated from an American university, should have an understanding of the history and governmental institutions of the United States.

Berkeley Campus Requirement

American Cultures

All undergraduate students at Cal need to take and pass this course in order to graduate. The requirement offers an exciting intellectual environment centered on the study of race, ethnicity and culture of the United States. AC courses offer students opportunities to be part of research-led, highly accomplished teaching environments, grappling with the complexity of American Culture.

College of Letters & Science Essential Skills Requirements

Quantitative Reasoning

The Quantitative Reasoning requirement is designed to ensure that students graduate with basic understanding and competency in math, statistics, or computer science. The requirement may be satisfied by exam or by taking an approved course.

Foreign Language

The Foreign Language requirement may be satisfied by demonstrating proficiency in reading comprehension, writing, and conversation in a foreign language equivalent to the second semester college level, either by passing an exam or by completing approved course work.

Reading and Composition

In order to provide a solid foundation in reading, writing, and critical thinking the College requires two semesters of lower division work in composition in sequence. Students must complete parts A & B reading and composition courses by the end of their second semester and a second-level course by the end of their fourth semester.

College of Letters & Science 7 Course Breadth Requirements

Breadth Requirements

The undergraduate breadth requirements provide Berkeley students with a rich and varied educational experience outside of their major program. As the foundation of a liberal arts education, breadth courses give students a view into the intellectual life of the University while introducing them to a multitude of perspectives and approaches to research and scholarship. Engaging students in new disciplines and with peers from other majors, the breadth experience strengthens interdisciplinary connections and context that prepares Berkeley graduates to understand and solve the complex issues of their day.

Unit Requirements

  • 120 total units

  • Of the 120 units, 36 must be upper division units

  • Of the 36 upper division units, 6 must be taken in courses offered outside your major department
Residence Requirements

For units to be considered in "residence," you must be registered in courses on the Berkeley campus as a student in the College of Letters & Science. Most students automatically fulfill the residence requirement by attending classes here for four years. In general, there is no need to be concerned about this requirement, unless you go abroad for a semester or year or want to take courses at another institution or through UC Extension during your senior year. In these cases, you should make an appointment to meet an adviser to determine how you can meet the Senior Residence Requirement.

Note: Courses taken through UC Extension do not count toward residence.

Senior Residence Requirement

After you become a senior (with 90 semester units earned toward your BA degree), you must complete at least 24 of the remaining 30 units in residence in at least two semesters. To count as residence, a semester must consist of at least 6 passed units. Intercampus Visitor, EAP, and UC Berkeley-Washington Program (UCDC) units are excluded.

You may use a Berkeley Summer Session to satisfy one semester of the Senior Residence requirement, provided that you successfully complete 6 units of course work in the Summer Session and that you have been enrolled previously in the college.

Modified Senior Residence Requirement

Participants in the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP), Berkeley Summer Abroad, or the UC Berkeley Washington Program (UCDC) may meet a Modified Senior Residence requirement by completing 24 (excluding EAP) of their final 60 semester units in residence. At least 12 of these 24 units must be completed after you have completed 90 units.

Upper Division Residence Requirement

You must complete in residence a minimum of 18 units of upper division courses (excluding UCEAP units), 12 of which must satisfy the requirements for your major.

Student Learning Goals

Mission

The structural idea of Berkeley’s Dutch Studies Program is that Dutch Studies are also world studies. Each course in the program allows students to learn about the Low Countries (the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) and to sharpen their view of world history, global problems and transnational cultural connections. The program offers four levels of Dutch language acquisition in combination with a rich variety of English-taught courses dedicated to the culture, language, politics and history of the Low Countries. In cooperation with Summer Sessions, Dutch Studies also organizes an annual travel study course: The Amsterdam-Brussels Connection.

Learning Goals for the Major

  1. Dutch History is World History
    • Through a broad curriculum, Dutch studies offers a critical reflection on the multicultural past and present of the Netherlands. Few European countries have as profound a legacy as the Netherlands in both colonial and post-colonial studies. Some of the best world literature has been written in the former Dutch East Indies and in the Dutch-speaking Caribbean. Traces of Dutch influence can be found all over the world, from Japan and Indonesia to South Africa to the United States, where present-day New York City goes back to the former Dutch colony of New Amsterdam.
  2. Dutch Politics are World Politics
    • Dutch studies offers a critical reflection on the political past and present of the Low Countries. Few European countries have as profound a legacy in freedom, liberty, and tolerance as the Netherlands. Historically, it was not the aristocracy, as in most European nations, but the citizenry that shaped Dutch culture and identity. Its strong attachment to freedom is what makes the Netherlands unique in the world as a model for progressiveness. The Dutch Act of Abjuration of 1581 served as a model of inspiration for the American Declaration of Independence.
  3. Dutch Economy is a World Economy
    • Dutch studies pays attention to the importance of the economy in the Low Countries. Located at the estuary of some of Europe’s most important rivers, the Low Countries represent a vital economic artery of the European continent. According to some of the world’s leading historians, the Netherlands became the first modern economy in the world in the 17th century. Today, the Netherlands is the third biggest foreign investor in the United States. The present-day Low Countries (the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) represent the fourth biggest export economy in the world. Europe’s two biggest seaports are located in the Low Countries (Rotterdam and Antwerp), as is the EU capital in the Dutch and French-speaking city of Brussels.
  4. Dutch Culture is a World Culture
    • Dutch studies offers a profound study of the cultural importance of the Low Countries. The singular development of the Netherlands has been accompanied by splendid cultural achievements in painting, book printing, architecture, and literature right through contemporary dance and design. Dutch culture is represented by several of the world’s most famous painters, from van Eyck to Rembrandt and from Vermeer to Van Gogh.
  5. Dutch Language is a World Language
    • Dutch studies offers four levels of Dutch language acquisition from introductory to advanced Dutch as well as a linguistic course on the structure of modern Dutch. While Dutch is the mother tongue of approximately 23 million people in Europe (some 17 million in the Netherlands and 6 million in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium), it is also spoken by half a million people in the Caribbean and, although in a creolized form, by some 6 million people in South Africa. Due to its colonial legacy, knowledge of Dutch language proves to be of essential importance for scholars interested in the history of Japan, South East Asia, South Africa, the Caribbean and the early European colonization of the United States.

Major Map

Major Maps help undergraduate students discover academic, co-curricular, and discovery opportunities at UC Berkeley based on intended major or field of interest. Developed by the Division of Undergraduate Education in collaboration with academic departments, these experience maps will help you:

  • Explore your major and gain a better understanding of your field of study

  • Connect with people and programs that inspire and sustain your creativity, drive, curiosity and success

  • Discover opportunities for independent inquiry, enterprise, and creative expression

  • Engage locally and globally to broaden your perspectives and change the world

  • Reflect on your academic career and prepare for life after Berkeley

Use the major map below as a guide to planning your undergraduate journey and designing your own unique Berkeley experience.

View the Dutch Studies Major Map PDF.

Advising

The Dutch Studies Office of Undergraduate Advising with the assistance of the professional advising team helps students with a range of issues including course selection, academic decision-making, achieving and academic goals, and maximizing the Berkeley experience.  Undergraduate Adviser contact: Nadia Samadi; email:  germanic@berkeley.edu 

Academic Opportunities

Academic Opportunities

Summer Abroad Program in the Netherlands and Belgium (http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/program/summerabroad/netherlands#)

Study Abroad in the Netherlands

UC Education Abroad Program in the Netherlands. Semester and year options with course work in English are offered in two Dutch cities: Maastricht and Utrecht.

Grants and Scholarships for Research in Dutch Studies

For general information on scholarship and grants in: the Netherlands and Flanders.

Undergraduate

UC Berkeley Institute of European Studies – Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards

Study in Holland Scholarships

Orde van den Prince Grants

Erasmus+ Scholarship

Graduate

UC Berkeley Institute of European Studies – Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards

The Fulbright Program

AANS Scholarship

Orde van den Prince Grants

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

Master Mind Scholarship

Leiden University Felllowships:

The LUF: Each year the alumni organization of Leiden University, the “Leiden University Fund” awards scholarships to outstanding foreign students pursuing a Masters degree at Leiden University.

Brill Fellowship: Since 2006, publishing house Brill in Leiden has sponsored the appointment of so-called ‘Brill Fellows’. The Brill Fellow researches items in the department Special Collections of Leiden University; as much as possible, this research is based on any of the specific publishing areas of publishing house Brill in the Humanities.

Elsevier Fellowship: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, and the Scaliger Institute of Leiden University Libraries have founded a three-year fellowship program. This program will enable international rare books and humanities scholars to study 16th -18th century scientific scholarship and publishing.

Juynboll Fellowship: The Juynboll Fellowship enables one or two scholars to study the Arabic and Islam special collections of Leiden University Libraries.

Scaliger Fellowship: Annually, the Scaliger Insitute places a number of research scholarships at the disposal of researchers from the Netherlands and abroad, who want to research (a part of) the Special Collections of the Leiden University Library. For more information, click here

Van de Sande Fellowship: The Van de Sande Fellow conducts research in the Special Collections of Leiden University Libraries, preferably in one of the areas of interest of the Van de Sande Foundation: the history of pharmacy, botany, medicine. In exceptional cases the fellowship is also available to researchers in the field of Italian language and culture, in particular research that focuses on Dante Alighieri.

Additional Fellowships in Belgium or the Netherlands:

The Belgian American Education Foundation: The Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F.) encourages applications for fellowships for advanced study or research during one academic year, at a Belgian University or institution of higher learning.

Fellowships at Het Scheepvaartmuseum: The Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam offers Fellowships for research in Dutch maritime history. Suitable candidates should master the Dutch language. Fellows are expected to be present in the museum part of their time, be temporary members of the academic museum staff and be willing to actively participate in meetings with the museum curators. On completion of their fellowship at the museum, candidates are requested to give a public lecture in which the research results are presented. Moreover, candidates need to prepare and publish an article.

Mauritshuis Fellowship: The Otto Naumann/American Friends of the Mauritshuis Fellowship. This fellowship offers grants in the field of art history to support an academic project devoted to the study of Dutch and Flemish art from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. Topics relevant to the history and collection of the Mauritshuis and travel to The Netherlands are preferred. Preference goes to subjects devoted to paintings and drawings, then sculpture, prints and applied arts. Applicants must hold a B.A. in art history and be working toward a Ph.D at an American or Canadian University. Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000, depending on the financial requirements and merits of the project.

The Roosevelt Study Center: The Roosevelt Study Center in Zeeland offers an American scholar a 4-month residential fellowship for advanced research in the area of twentieth-century American history or American studies (including political science, sociology, economics, law, and religious studies), preferably with an emphasis on American-European relations.

Rubenianum Fund Fellowships: The Rubenianum promotes and facilitates the study of the work of Peter Paul Rubens in particular and that of his Antwerp predecessors, contemporaries and followers in general. Students whose dissertations will benefit maximally from further collection, library, and archival holdings in Antwerp and Belgium are strongly encouraged to apply. Dutch language skills increase eligibility for the program. Fellows will receive a stipend of $26,000. The Rubenianum will provide office space and access to its specialized art history library and photographic documentation. The Fellow will work closely with Rubenianum staff and will be encouraged to engage in current projects and in the research culture of the institute. The Fellow will attend conferences, symposia, and lectures at the Rubenianum and introductions will be provided to other research institutes in Antwerp and beyond. The Fellow is expected to take part in interuniversity seminars in Leuven (KU Leuven) and Ghent (U Gent) and will give a public Rubenianum Lecture. Information sheets and application forms can be downloaded from the Rubenianum website.

Undergraduate and Graduate

Holland Stock Exchange Scholarship

Priority Countries Flanders Scholarship

De Taalunie Research Grants

De Taalunie Research Grants

New Netherland Institute Research Grants

Charles W. Wendell Research Grant

NNRC Student Scholar in Residence Research Grant

 
 

Courses

Dutch Studies

Faculty and Instructors

Faculty

Jeroen Dewulf, Professor. Dutch studies, transatlantic slavery, German literature, European Studies, post-colonial studies, hybridity.
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Thomas F. Shannon, Professor. Linguistics, control, German, Dutch, syntax, phonology, naturalness, syllable structure, complementation, ergative phenomena, passivization, perfect auxiliary selection, word order, processing factors syntactic phenomena, cognitive, functional grammar, corpus.
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Affiliated Faculty

Irene Bloemraad, Associate Professor of Sociology. Immigration, social movements, political sociology, multiculturalism, race and ethnicity, Canada, non-profit organizations, research methods.
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Robert Braun, Assistant Professor in Sociology. Altruism and social solidarity, comparative historical sociology, peace, war, and social conflict, political sociology, sociology of religion, social movements and collective behavior .
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Jan de Vries, Professor in History. Economics, demography, history.
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Stephen Small, Associate Professor in African American Studies. Public history, collective memory, African diaspora in Europe.
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Sylvia Tiwon, Associate Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies. Indonesia, South and Southeast Asian studies, literature and gender, cultural studies of Southeast Asia, discourse oral, print, electronic, socio-cultural formations at the national and sub-nation level, non-governmental organizations.
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Darren C. Zook, Lecturer in Global Studies/Political Science. International and Area Studies, Political Science.

Lecturers

Esmee Van Der Hoeven, Lecturer.

Emeritus Faculty

Johan P. Snapper, Professor Emeritus. Dutch studies.
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+ Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Faculty

Lilla Balint, Assistant Professor. Contemporary German literature and media, theories of the Contemporary, aesthetics and politics, transnationalism and translation, digital writing, European Jewish literatures, literary and cultural theory, theories of the novel.
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Jeroen Dewulf, Professor. Dutch studies, transatlantic slavery, German literature, European Studies, post-colonial studies, hybridity.
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Karen Feldman, Professor. Critical theory, aesthetics, literary theory, Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Arendt, Benjamin, 18th-20th century German thought, Hegel, Adorno.
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Deniz Gokturk, Professor. German literature, German cinema, transnational cinemas, German-Turkish-European-American intersections in cinema, performance and spectatorship and reception, intertextuality and intermediality and translation, the politics and poetics of migration and globalization, urban imaginaries and mediations of place, theories of diversity and nationalism, comedy and community, modern rituals of regulating identity and authority and mobility.
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Anton Kaes, Professor. Film studies, modern literature, literary and cultural theory, cinema, interdisciplinary and comparative aspects of Weimar culture, contemporary literature and film, literary theory, theory of cultural studies, film history, film theory, history of cinema.
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Winfried Kudszus, Professor. Psychoanalysis, semiotics, culture, literature, philosophy, psychology.
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Niklaus Largier, Professor. Religion, literature, German, history of medieval and early modern German literature, theology, mysticism, secularism, senses, sensuality, history of emotions, passions, asceticism, flagellation, sexuality.
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Irmengard Rauch, Professor. Semiotics, Germanic linguistics, linguistic archeology, paralanguage, Old Saxon, Old Frisian, linguistic fieldwork, socio-cultural and cognitive approaches to language variation and language change, contrastive analysis and linguistic methodology, Gothic, Modern High German and its dialects, Old/Middle High/Early New High German.
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Isabel Richter, Adjunct Assistant Professor. Modern German history (18th – 20th centuries), yransnational youth cultures in the 20th century, history of death in modern Europe, cultural anthropology, material and visual history in the 19th and 20th centuries, national socialism, gender history and interdisciplinary gender studies.
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Thomas F. Shannon, Professor. Linguistics, control, German, Dutch, syntax, phonology, naturalness, syllable structure, complementation, ergative phenomena, passivization, perfect auxiliary selection, word order, processing factors syntactic phenomena, cognitive, functional grammar, corpus.
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Chenxi Tang, Professor. European intellectual history, German literature from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century, political and legal thought, cultural theory, early modern European literature, Europe and China.
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Elaine C. Tennant, Professor. German, Habsburg court society in the early modern period, the development of the German language at the end of the middle ages, the Middle High German narrative tradition, literary and cultural traditions of the holy roman empire, European reactions.
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Affiliated Faculty

Judith Butler, Professor. Critical theory, gender and sexuality studies, comparative literature, 19th and 20th century continental philosophy, social and political thought, philosophy and literature.
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Pheng Cheah, Professor. Nationalism, rhetoric, legal philosophy, feminism, 18th-20th century continental philosophy and contemporary critical theory, postcolonial theory and anglophone postcolonial literatures, cosmopolitanism and globalization, social and political thought.
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John Connelly, Professor.

John M. Efron, Professor. Cultural and social history of German Jewry.
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Hannah Ginsborg, Professor. Philosophy, Kant and on Kantian themes in contemporary epistemology and philosophy of mind.
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Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, Associate Professor. Modern German and European History, Conceptual History, Transnational History, urban studies.
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John Lindow, Professor Emeritus. Old Norse-Icelandic literature, Scandinavian folklore, Finno-Ugric folklore, Pre-Christian religion of the North, Scandinavian mythology.
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Linda H. Rugg, Professor. Scandinavian, Swedish literature and culture 1870 to the present, August Strindberg, Ingmar Bergman, visual autobiography, literature and the visual arts, ecology and culture, film, whiteness studies.
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Hans Sluga, Professor. Political philosophy, recent European philosophy, history of analytic philosophy, Frege, Wittgenstein, Foucault.
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Lecturers

Yael Chaver, Lecturer.

Nikolaus Euba, Lecturer.

Esmee Van Der Hoeven, Lecturer.

Emeritus Faculty

Bluma Goldstein, Professor Emeritus.

Gerd Hillen, Professor Emeritus.

+ Claire Kramsch, Professor Emeritus. Language, culture, pragmatics, society, education, applied linguistics, aesthetics, literacy, second language acquisition, language pedagogy, language in discourse, hermeneutic approaches to language learning.
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Joseph Mileck, Professor Emeritus.

Klaus Mueller, Professor Emeritus.

Hinrich C. Seeba, Professor Emeritus. 18th 20th century German literature and culture, intellectual and institutional, enlightenment, Napoleonic era, vormarz, concepts and images history, role language nationalism, contemporary trends German literature, representations urban space.
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Johan P. Snapper, Professor Emeritus. Dutch studies.
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Frederic C. Tubach, Professor Emeritus.

Contact Information

Dutch Studies Program

5319 Dwinelle Hall

Phone: 510-643-2004

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Chair/Associate Professor

Jeroen Dewulf

5329 Dwinelle Hall

jdewulf@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Advisor

Nadia Samadi

5311 Dwinelle Hall

Phone: 510-642-7445

germanic@berkeley.edu

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