Location: Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building
6135 University Avenue
P.O. Box Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2
Telephone: (902) 494-2161
Fax: (902) 494-2719


Graduate courses leading to the degree of MA are offered in the history of German literature and thought. Research in the Department is concerned principally with the literary and philosophical tradition of German Idealism, modernity, and the culture of the twentieth century. Special expertise in the following fields: Reception of Islamic Orient, Reception of Greek and Roman Antiquity, General and Comparative Aesthetics.

Language of instruction is German; the texts are also in German. Graduate students may concentrate on any of the periods or any particular aspect of the history of German literature and thought. Interested and gifted students may continue with doctoral studies under the supervision of Dalhousie Faculty at the University of Heidelberg. The Department also actively participates in The Interdisciplinary PhD Program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.