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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 Russian, and we also offer courses in Croatian and Dutch.

Lichtgrenze - Berlin's border of light

LichtgrenzeThe Berlin Wall - for close to thirty years the symbol of the division between east and west. To mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, filmmakers Marc and Christopher Bauder built a Lichtgrenze, a border of light, that ran along a 13-kilometere stretch of the former wall. Come hear Marc Bauder talk about this remarkable project.  He'll be visiting campus on May 29, 2015.

The creativity of our students

Berlin WallOne of the best things about learning a second language is that it allows you to become creative in a whole new way. This past year some of our students have produced course projects that demonstrate just how inventive they can be when learning about German language and culture. Have a look at a couple of the projects and see for yourself!

global identities conference

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