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Department of German and Russian Studies

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Established in August 2006, the Department of German and Russian Studies is the youngest department in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs. Our faculty consists of five full-time roster faculty and several adjunct instructors of German and Russian. Both programs offer a full range of extra-curricular activities in which students and faculty participate. We encourage you to explore the reasons for studying these languages, and please talk with us about the numerous opportunities we offer.

Department Spotlight

Spotlight PortraitStephen Della Lana
Coordinator, CDS Summer Internship in Germany
Watch an interview with Professor Della Lana about the internship program.

Department News

German & Slavic Studies Becomes German & Russian Studies on 7/1
Posted on 29 June 2015 | 7:45 pm
On July 1, 2015, the Department of German and Slavic Studies will have a new name: German and Russian Studies.  “This name change highlights our emphasis on Russian literature, film, and culture and on Russian as a critical language. With our new hire, Dr. Irina Erman, joining us as a tenure track assistant professor of […]
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German Major Tim Howard Receives US Teaching Assistantship in Austria
Posted on 28 April 2015 | 3:15 pm
Timothy Howard, German Major, has been awarded a US Teaching Assistantship in Austria with a placement in Wiener Neustadt.
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