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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

From Monks Corner to Moscow and Beyond: Tyler Owens’ ’19: Critical Languages Scholarship Award Winner to Russia
Posted on 11 February 2019 | 2:51 pm
It’s a Thursday afternoon in Russia in the Summer of 2018, Tyler Owens ’19 is learning to cook traditional Russian dishes with other international students studying at the Vladimir KORA language institute. The afternoon cooking class comes on the heels of six hours of immersive Russian language instruction, from 8:00am-2pm. On the coming weekend, Tyler […]
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Dr. Irina Erman presents at AATSEEL Conference in New Orleans
Posted on 8 February 2019 | 7:37 pm
Dr. Irina Erman, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Russian Studies at CofC, presented this weekend on a panel at the annual conference of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL). Her presentation is entitled “How a Man Killed His Wife: Tolstoy’s “Kreutzer Sonata” and Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Dead […]
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