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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.

Convocation 2015

Prof. Emma Betz, graduand Jelena Srdjenovic, and Prof. Alice KuzniarThe smiles on the faces of (from left to right) Prof. Emma Betz, graduand Jelena Srdjenovic, and Prof. Alice Kuzniar say it all - graduation is a wonderful time! The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies congratulates all of its Spring 2015 graduates: IcGS MA students Ina Bendig, Tanya Hagman, and Jelena Srdjenovic; undergraduates Ryan Chen-Wing, Antje Dodig, Janna Flaming (winner of the departmental award for best academic performance), Daniel Honsberger, Katarina Vuckovic, Morgan Wood, and Peter Zug.

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!

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