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Explore Our Courses for Fall 2024! (Updates in Progess)


The core of our department is built on our regular and flexible offering of nine languages. German and Russian offer the first year online and in-person, while all of our other languages are available entirely online. 

Learn German

Berlin Skyline with Museum Island and the Spree River

GERM 104 and 108

Elementary German I and II

Online or Hybrid!
Brandenburger Tor in Berlin

GERM 201 and 202

Intermediate German I and II

Pop Art of German Monuments

GERM 301

High Intermediate German I

Instructor: Andrea Meyertholen
Map of Zamonien

GERM 401

Advanced German

Instructor: Nina Vyatkina

Pursue Russian

Matryoshka Doll

RUSS 104 and 108

Elementary Russian I and II

In-person or Online
St. Andrews Church in Kyiv, Ukraine

RUSS 204

Intermediate Russian I

The Baiterek Tower in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

RUSS 504/512

Advanced Russian I
Russian for the Professions I

Instructor: Irina Six

Explore a Slavic Language

Serbian Coffee

BCRS 104

Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/

Instructor: Biljana Konatar

CZCH 104

Elementary Czech I

Instructor: Svetlana Vassileva-Karagyozova
Polish Horses

PLSH 104

Elementary Polish I

Instructor: Svetlana Vassileva-Karagyozova
Pysanky Eggs

UKRA 104

Elementary Ukrainian

Instructor: Oleksandra Wallo

Invest in a Eurasian Language

the Azadi Tower in Tehran, Iran

PERS Online

Elementary Persian I and II
Intermediate Persian I and II

Instructor: Razi Ahmad
Library of Celsus in Selcuk, Turkey

TURK 104

Elementary Turkish I

Instructor: Esra Predolac
Online or Hybrid

Culture, Media, and Lives (100 - 400)

Humans are far more than than the language that they speak. Take a course, taught in English, that dives into the literatures, arts, films, cultures, religion, and daily lives of the people who live in Germany, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, their diasporas, and beyond.

Myths and Monsters

Illustration of Cinderella

GERM 145

Fairy Tales: Grimm, Disney, and Beyond

Instructor: Andrea Meyertholen
Bogatyri by V.M. Vasnetsov

SLAV 148

Introduction to Slavic Folklore

Instructor: Bogi Perelmutter
Poster for Posterazzi the Vampire by John Beal Coleen Grary

SLAV 230

The Vampire in Literature, Film, and Television

Instructor: Ani Kokobobo

Human Experiences

United Nations Building with member flags

PCS 120

Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

Instructor: Razi Ahmad
lawrence turnerhall

GERM 336

The German Transatlantic Experience

Instructor: Marike Janzen
Language and Gender

ANTH325/LING 345/WGSS 325

Language, Gender, and Sexuality

Instructor: Bogi Perelmutter

Understanding Cultures

Mehavis Dancers

SLAV 205

Muslim Lives: Politics, Culture, and Society

Instructor: Razi Ahmad
People in front of a russian government building

SLAV 140 | REES 110/310

Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe

Instructor: Vitaly Chernetsky

SLAV 379

Cultural Heritage of Ukraine

Instructor: Ihor Lylo

Film, Literature, and Language

Poster for Bodies in Pain

SLAV 144

Bodies in Pain

Instructor: Svetlana Vassileva-Karagyozova

GERM 315

Magic, Murder, Monsters: German Literature & the Modern Era

Instructor: Patrick Ploschnitzki
Maus from the comic Maus

SLAV 320

Graphic Novels as Memory

Instructor: Svetlana Vassileva-Karagyozova
Fruit Market with Signs in a Slavic Language

SLAV 340/540

Language Landscape of East Europe

500 and Above

These classes give a deeper dive into the cultures and languages of our department. These courses are meant for advanced undergraduates with some familiarity to the topic or graduate students. This is a great opportunity to work closely with a professor on a special project or interest.

Language, Literature, and Linguistics

SLAV 522/72

Grammatical Categories of Russian

Instructor: Stephen Dickey

SLAV 526/899

Pragmatics of Slavic Languages

Instructor: RB Perelmutter

SLAV 540

Language and Identity in East Europe and the Former Soviet Union

Instructor: Marc L. Greenberg

SLAV 679

Bodies in Pain

Instructor: Svetlana Vassileva-Karagyozova