The Department of German Language and Literature at the Hacettepe University established in 1966. The courses of the department have the aim to teach the students about the cultural, historical, literary, social and political aspects of Germany and the countries, in which German is spoken. The main purpose of the department is to teach the students an insight of both countries and make comparisons between both languages and cultures. With a number of 30-40 students, the education takes place in modern classes with a library of about 5.000 books. The graduates of this department are able to work in Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in many other governmental agencies, as a teacher in schools or academicians at universities. The teaching language of the department is German.