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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.

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  1. Nov. 28, 2016Teach English in Germany (2017-2018 PAD program)

    Application deadline: January 9, 2017

    In co-operation with the German Pedagogical Exchange Office (PAD), the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German is accepting applications for positions as English-language assistants in the Federal Republic of Germany.

  2. Nov. 22, 2016Croatian President visits WaterlooCroatian president with Doug Peers and Grit Liebscher

    The University of Waterloo was honoured to welcome Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović to campus on November 21, 2016.

  3. Aug. 30, 2016 Fall term about to begin

    No one likes the beginning of September: summer is over, and worse, the mad scramble to get the Fall Term underway leads to stress and depression.

    But not so in the department of Germanic and Slavic Studies! We have a great fall term coming up.

    Here's what to look for in the coming term:

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  1. Feb. 6, 2017Grimm Lecture 2017Timothy Snyder

    Timothy Snyder, the Housum Professor of History at Yale University, will be visiting the University of Waterloo to give the 2017 Grimm Lecture at the Waterloo Centre for German Studies. Snyder is best known for his 2010 book Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin, and his recent Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. 

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