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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.

Check out the 3rd German-American Business Summit

Department Spotlight

Spotlight PortraitStephen Della Lana
Coordinator, Cultural Vistas Summer Internship in Germany
Read this article on Professor Della Lana's successful summer internship program.

Department Highlights

Dr. Irina ErmanDr. Irina Erman
Director of Russian Studies Program
Read this interview with Dr. Erman

Department News

Dr. Nancy Nenno presents on black Austrians and recent Cinema at Austrian Studies Association annualconference
Posted on 15 April 2019 | 2:36 pm
On April 12th, CofC Professor of German Dr. Nancy Nenno presented a paper entitled “Hearing Voices: Black Austrians and Recent Cinema“ at a research panel on “Migration-Integration in Contemporary Austrian Cinema and Culture.” Now back in Charleston, Dr. Nenno will be introducing black German filmmaker and author Mo Asumang for two events related to her […]
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Jonathan Dickey ’21 (German and International Business) receives scholarship from Charleston Women in International Trade
Posted on 9 April 2019 | 9:33 pm
Congratulations to Jonathan Dickey (German and International Business, Honors College), who received a scholarship from Charleston Women in International Trade at the CWIT soiree on April 9th! As part of the application, Jonathan submitted an essay on how the new tariffs on China affecting US Trade and the global market in general. In May, Jonathan […]
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