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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.

  1. Feb. 16, 2019Seeking Applicants with the Right Stuff!

    The Department is currently accepting applications for all of its graduate programs.

    Come join us for our fully-funded MA, Joint-MA in Intercultural German Studies, and PhD programs.

  2. Feb. 16, 2019Grants and Awards

    The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is now accepting applications for the Stork Awards in German Studies, Marga I. Weigel German Study Abroad Award, and Piller Graduate Award.

    Application Deadline: 1 March 2019

    For more information about the awards click here.

  3. Nov. 13, 2018Position Available - Croatian Studies, Assistant Professor/Lecturer

    Position Available - Croatian Studies, Assistant Professor/Lecturer one-year term (renewable)

    The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional teacher and researcher for a 12-month limited term appointment (renewable) in the area of Croatian Studies beginning January 1, 2019.

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  1. Nov. 26, 20186th Undergraduate Colloquium in German StudiesUndergraduate Colloquium 2018 program

  2. Apr. 4, 2018Golden Boar Awards Winter 2018Presentation slide for Golden Boar Awards

    One thing is for certain: The probably most glamorous night of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies took place on April 4th and was one for the books – the Golden Boar Awards.

  3. Apr. 4, 2018Cracking the code of cyberbullyingWoman leaning on table and talking

    Laptops, cell-phones, and even watches. Nowadays just about anything can keep you connected to some form of social media. Unfortunately, along with the rise in online connectivity, the prevalence of cyberbullying has grown to become a reality for many youths across the globe. Dr. Konstanze Marx is a researcher at the Institute for German Language and the University of Mannheim who specializes in online communication. On Wednesday April 4th, 2018 she presented on her research in the area of cyberbullying to an audience of about 35 students and faculty members from a variety of departments at the University of Waterloo. Her presentation titled “Cyberbullying – A linguistic perspective”, hosted by the Waterloo Centre for German Studies, explored both the form and function of this online aggression.

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