The Department of Germanic Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Letters, Catholic University in Ruzomberok offers degree programmes at two levels. At the bachelor (BA) and master (MA) level students may choose a teacher training programme teaching of German language and literature (in combination with another subject), a single major study programme in German studies or a double major study programme in German studies combined with either English and American studieshistoryphilosophypolitical science or Slovak language and literature. During their studies, students of the teacher training programme have courses from three main areas: linguistics, German literature and didactics. Students of German studies focus on linguistics and cultural studies (history of German literature, architecture, theatre and German film). The department also offers a special certified course of Dutch language for all the students. The research of the faculty members focuses on various issues from the contemporary German and Dutch literature, migration literature, literary theory and didactics of German language.