The Department of German, Russian, and East European Languages and Literatures offers a full range of courses from beginning language to literature, film, and cultural studies. Our faculty provide a personalized approach to education that is often hard to find at a large university. Experience award-winning teaching, innovative courses, and state of the art language instruction! Our courses train you to think critically and write well. Check out our terrific study abroad programs in Berlin and St. Petersburg!

German Program

German Language and Literature Program

Interested in philosophy, economics, or political science? Discover the language of Kant, Nietzsche, Freud, and Marx. Passionate about music, literature, and art? Explore the language of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Goethe, and Dürer. Learn German, and open up the world!

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Russian and East European Program

russia eagles

Read undisputed giants of world literature like Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Nabokov, and Pushkin. Learn Russian, the eighth most widely spoken native language on the planet, and one of only six official languages of the United Nations. Russia experts are urgently needed in the world of policy today!

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