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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.


Group photo

This summer, 7 students from MU are studying in Leipzig and Berlin for a six-week program offered by the Department of German & Russian Studies. After a successful seminar on the media landscape in contemporary Germany, hosted by Prof.

German graduate student Audrey Case, one of several Mizzou students awarded the Fulbright grant for 2017, was quoted in a press release from the Fellowships Office:

Mariia Gorshkova, Olga Savchenko, Patricia Maurer show off their TA Choice Awards

Congratulations to Mariia Gorshkova (first year Russian TA), Olga Savchenko (second year Russian TA), and Patricia Maurer (second year German TA).

Donovan portrait

Congratulations to German and Fine Arts Major Jessie Donovan, who was the recipient of the Undergraduate Resident Arts Exhibition Award at the 2017 Visual Art & Design Showcase here at MU.