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The Department of Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies offers a full array of language, culture, literature, and linguistics courses for students interested in 10+ languages. Beyond our BA programs and study abroad opportunities, we offer Masters and Doctorate degrees in Slavic linguistics and literary studies, as well as a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies.

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Interested high school students can also sign up for a one-year, grant-funded introductory college level Russian sequence taught online through KU for to take free of charge. This program is funded thanks to the U.S. Russian Foundation
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