About Our Department
The Department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages and
Literatures is administrative home to the following language and
culture programs: Arabic, Chinese, German, Hebrew, Japanese,
Russian, and Swahili. The Department is also closely connected to
various interdepartmental programs: Africa in the New World (ANW),
Asian Studies, Communication and Media Studies (CMS), International
Relations (IR), International Literary and Visual Studies (ILVS),
Judaic Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies.
The Department offers nine majors and two graduate degrees. The
undergraduate majors are Arabic, Chinese, German Language and
Literature, German Studies, Japanese, Judaic Studies, ILVS, Russian
Language & Literature, and Russian and East European Studies. The
graduate degrees are M.A. in German and M.A. in German with Teaching
Licensure. Students can minor in Arabic, Chinese, German, Hebrew,
Japanese, Judaic Studies, and Russian. (For majors in Asian Studies,
IR, and Middle Eastern Studies, as well as minors in ANW, Asian
Studies and CMS, please consult their websites).
We offer not only excellent language and literature courses but also
cutting-edge literary and visual theory courses as well as a number
of international film courses in English. The department is located on the
third floor of Olin Center.