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Proficiency in German or Russian allows students to engage with some of the greatest cultural traditions in the world while also gaining the skills necessary for entry into such fields as international business, economics, and law. 

The Department of German and Russian provides superior language instruction from a faculty that consistently ranks among the best in the University; offers a wide range of courses, including but not limited to literature; and fosters a community of learning, in which students benefit from small classes and ample extracurricular opportunities.

 

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NEW COURSE: The Holocaust in German and American Cultural Memory (GE 43402; AMST 30971) 

Whose lives matter? In light of current events such as the racially motivated violence in Charlottesville last summer, this course explores the legacy of slavery and Holocaust memory (and their limits) from a comparative perspective. Drawing on German and U.S. American fiction, film, photography, comics, and art, we investigate how various media cultures bear witness to intercultural histories of genocide. This interdisciplinary course is taught in English by Prof. Julia Faisst, the Spring 2018 Max Kade Visiting Professor. Questions? Email our DUS, Dr. Denise Della Rossa. Make sure to register for this exciting class before it fills up.