German and Russian Languages and Literatures
When east and west Germany were reunited in 1990, much more than political symbolism was involved. Reunification created Europe's most populous nation by far, an economic and geopolitical force capable of countering the dominant powers in Asia and the Americas. Germany's important contemporary position, its rich cultural legacy and its turbulent history at the center of European affairs makes it an important topic of study for a wide range of interests: language and literature, government and diplomacy, international trade, and science and technology.
The German Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers both a major and a minor in German, each of which focuses on the language, literature and culture of Germany and German-speaking countries.