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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.


Martha Kelly

Dr. Martha Kelly's Spring 2016 course "Pepsi, Putin, Pussy Riot, and Protest: Post-Soviet Literature in Russia" was featured in an article by Maggie Teson for MU's Teaching and Learning Center. Read more at the source or view the full text here.

German Club 1915-1916

This picture belonged to Alfred H. Nolle (top row, third from left), St. Charles, MO. After receiving a B.A. at the University of Missouri, he earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in German athte University of Pennsylvania. He spent most of his professional life at Southwest Texas State College, San Marcos, where he was Dean of the College. He retired about 1960 and died about 1979. Photo courtesy Luverne Walton.

The next time you visit the Department of German & Russian Studies in 448 Strickland Hall, feel free to get a closer look at this photo of the German Club of 1915-1916!


Congratulations to Huichun Liang, who has been awarded the Arts & Science Purple Chalk Award!