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Our department specializes in the study of language, applied linguistics, literature, and film and visual culture.  We have active graduate and undergraduate programs in German, and we also offer courses in Croatian, Dutch, and Russian, as well as interdisciplinary opportunities like a minor in Cultural Identities.

  1. July 14, 2021Germanic & Slavic Studies: Fall 2021 course offerings

    The Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies will be offering a mix of online, remote and on-campus courses in Fall 2021.

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    GER 271 - German Thought and Culture: Objects  taught in English by Prof. James Skidmore (online)

    GER 330 - Infamous Lovers  taught in English by Prof. Ann Marie Rasmussen (online)

    GER 101 - Elementary German 1 (or GER 102, or GER 201, GER 202, GER 331 with prior knowledge of German)

    GER 250 / GER 350 - Performance German  taught by Prof. Alice Kuzniar (on-campus)

    DUTCH 101 - Elementary Dutch 1 (or DUTCH 102 with prior knowledge of Dutch)

    CROAT 101 - Elementary Croatian 1

    RUSS 101 - Elementary Russian 1

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  2. Apr. 14, 2021Dr. James Skidmore wins Faculty Teaching Award

    Congratulations to Dr. James Skidmore on winning the Faculty Teaching Award!

  3. Mar. 22, 2021Definite Term Lecturers - Faculty of Arts

    The Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo invites applications for two positions at the rank of Lecturer, for definite-term contracts of three years beginning August 1, 2021. These positions will support a Faculty-wide initiative, “Arts First”, designed to help undergraduate students build foundational competencies in communication and analysis in small class settings.

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