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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.

Statue of sibyl reclining on a sphinx and reading the book of history in Berlin, Germany. This statue located in the Bismarck Memorial in Tiergarten.

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Russian Online for High School Students

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


Department News

For nearly a generation, Odesa native Vitaly Chernetsky has brought a Ukrainian perspective to the English-speaking world through his literary translations.

The power of a name is an important concept to R.B. (Renee) Perelmutter, as the associate professor is known to students and fellow faculty in the University of Kansas Jewish Studies Program and Department of Slavic, German & Eurasian Studies.

Shortly after the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the University of Kansas began working on several initiatives to support academic peers in Ukraine. One such endeavor, led by the Department of Slavic, German & Eurasian Studies, sought funding to support graduate students and faculty whose education and work were disrupted by the invasion.

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