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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.

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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

Russian Studies Minor Tyler Owens receives Critical Languages Scholarship for summer study in Vladimir, Russia
Posted on 3 May 2018 | 9:39 pm
Congratulations to Russian Studies minor and polyglot extraordinaire Tyler Owens, who has received a prestigious Critical Languages Scholarship from the US State Department to study Russian in Vladimir, Russia this summer.
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German Industry in SC helps make CofC MBA program No. 1 in the nation for job placement
Posted on 1 May 2018 | 10:32 am
The College of Charleston’s MBA program was ranked no. 1 in the nation for job placement by the US News & World Report, and the College’s networks with Mercedes-Benz Vans and the other 160+ German companies in the state of South Carolina (totaling 32,000 direct jobs in SC) have a good deal to do with […]
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