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

Languages

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


In-Person
Pop Art of German Monuments

GERM 302

High Intermediate German II


Instructor: Andrea Meyertholen
In-Person

Master Deutsch

People chatting outside of Aida a cafe konditorei

GERM 353

German Conversation


Instructor: Ljudmila Bilkic
In-Person
Cohen Davis Co.

GERM 475

Outsiders, Pariahs, and Exiles: Modernity in German Jewish Culture

Instructor: Ari Linden
In-Person
German National Library in Leipzig

GERM 580

Senior Capstone: Topics in German Studies

Instructor: Ari Linden
In-Person

Pursue Russian

Matryoshka Doll

RUSS 104 and 108

Elementary Russian I and II


Hybrid or Online
St. Andrews Church in Kyiv, Ukraine

RUSS 208

Intermediate Russian I


Hybrid Synchronous
The Baiterek Tower in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

RUSS 508/516

Advanced Russian II
Russian for the Professions II

Instructor: Irina Six
In-Person

Explore a Slavic Language

Ljubljana Castle

SLAV 101

Introduction to Slovene


Instructor: Marta Pirnat-Greenberg
Online
Serbian Coffee

BCRS 108

Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/
Montenegrin/Serbian

Instructor: Marta Pirnat-Greenberg
Online
Polish Horses

PLSH 108

Elementary Polish II


Instructor: Svetlana Vassileva-Karagyozova
Online
Pysanky Eggs

UKRA 104 and 108

Elementary Ukrainian


Instructor: Oleksandra Wallo
Online

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
Online
Library of Celsus in Selcuk, Turkey

TURK 108

Elementary Turkish II


Instructor: Esra Predolac
Online

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
In-Person
Bogatyri by V.M. Vasnetsov

SLAV 148

Introduction to Slavic Folklore

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

SLAV 230

The Vampire in Literature, Film, and Television

Instructor: Ani Kokobobo
In-Person

Human Experiences

United Nations Building with member flags

PCS 120

Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

Instructor: Razi Ahmad
Online
lawrence turnerhall

GERM 336

The German Transatlantic Experience

Instructor: Marike Janzen
Online
Metal sign saying Refugees Welcome

PCS 375

The Refugee Experience: Stories of Statelessness and Citizenship

Instructor: Marike Janzen
In-Person
Language and Gender

SLAV 305

Language, Gender, and Sexuality

Instructor: Bogi Perelmutter
In-Person

Understanding Cultures

People in front of a russian government building

SLAV 140 | REES 110/310

Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe

Instructor: Vitaly Chernetsky
Online

SLAV 379

Jewish Secular Culture

Instructor: Bogi Perelmutter
In-Person

REES 220

Societies & Cultures of Eurasia

Instructor: Valery Dzutsati
Online

Film, Literature, and Language

arrows pointing towards each other

SLAV 250 and GERM 240

Introduction to Translation and Translation Theory

Instructor: Stephen Dickey
In-Person
Maus from the comic Maus

SLAV 320

Graphic Novels as Memory


Instructor: Svetlana Vassileva-Karagyozova
Online
Poster for Battleship Potemkin, 1925

SLAV 322

Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Cinema

Instructor: Olga Kyrylova
In-Person
Napoleon in burning moscow by albrecht adam 1841

SLAV 370

War & Violence in Russian Literature and Film

Instructor: Razi Ahmad
In-Person

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 and Linguistics

degrading Lenin Statue

SLAV 503

Post-Soviet Communication

Instructor: Irina Six
Asynchronous Online
Bdinski Zbornki written in Old Slavonic circa 1360

SLAV 748

Old Church Slavic

Instructor: Marc L. Greenberg
German Text

GERM 100

German for Reading Knowledge

Instructor: Stephen Dickey
In-Person
Grid with words related to Language Teaching Reserach such as Language, Learners, and acquisition.

LA&S 720

Introduction to Language Teaching Research

Instructor: Nina Vyatkina
In-Person

Film and Literature

Napoleon in buring moscow by Albrecht Adam, 1841

SLAV 570 & PCS 555

War & Violence in Russian Literature and Film

Instructor: Razi Ahmad
In-Person
Konstantin Yuon's "A New Planet"

SLAV 572/772

Russian and East European Science Fiction

Instructor: Vitaly Chernetsky
In-Person
Poster for Battleship Potemkin, 1925

SLAV 723

Soviet & Post-Soviet Russian Cinema

Instructor: Olga Kryrlova
In-Person