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The German and Russian Studies Department offers BA and MA degrees in two cultures and languages of critical significance in the world today - German and Russian - and gives undergraduates the opportunity to study rich cultural traditions associated with several other languages of increasing importance in a global economy.

We provide classes in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean language and civilizations, Israeli culture, and the Arabic language. Our internationally recognized faculty pursues research in the wider arena of German and of Russian cultural studies, including literature, film, media studies, philosophy, and the history of science.

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Recent Faculty Publications

Unorthodox Beauty: Russian Modernism and Its New Religious Aesthetic
Unorthodox Beauty: Russian Modernism and Its New Religious Aesthetic
After the Fact: The Holocaust in Twenty-First Century Documentary Film
After the Fact: The Holocaust in Twenty-First Century Documentary Film

Department News

Seeking nominations for Green Chalk Teaching Assistant Awards

Do you have a TA who goes above and beyond? Why not nominate them for a Green Chalk Teaching Award? The deadline for Fall is November 1st and it only takes a few minutes.

Well we all need a little help from our friends at times. So put study abroad back on your must-do list and look into scholarships for that help. Here are two places to start that process to a whole new adventure.

Clare Roth was selected for the Critical Language Scholarship

This past summer, MU Journalism major and German minor Clare Roth was selected for the Critical Language Scholarship in Turkish, under the auspices of which she studied at the Azerbaijan University of Languages in Baku, Azerbaijan, from June to Au

Student Spotlight

Carey Souder

Carey Souder, a 2016 graduate with BAs in Communication and German, is living and working in south Florida for an international business.

Aylecia Lattimer

Aylecia Lattimer, a 2016 MU graduate with a BS in Astrophysics and a BA in German, began a PhD program at CU Boulder (Astrophysics) last fall.

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