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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

College Today Q&A with Dr. Irina Erman
Posted on 10 August 2015 | 2:38 pm
Dr. Irina Erman, our new assistant professor of Russian and director of the Russian Studies program, was profiled in an interview with the College Today about her Vampires course (LTRS 250) this fall, which counts towards the Gen Ed requirement, the Women’s and Gender Studies major/minor, and the Russian Studies minor. Welcome to Charleston, Dr. […]
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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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