College of Charleston - German & Russian Studies

Department of German and Russian Studies at the College of Charleston

The Department of German and Russian Studies at the College of Charleston is the youngest department in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs and provides students with opportunities to study the language, literature, cinema and culture of German-speaking Europe and Russia. America has many long-established social and cultural ties with the nations of the German-speaking world: Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. Today, a knowledge of German has become important for anyone engaged in international commerce, research and technology. The Department offers a Major in German, a Minor in German, and a Minor in German Studies. The Russian Studies program offers a multidisciplinary course of study, which combines the Russian language with courses related to Russian civilization, culture, history, politics and economic. A primarymajor goal is to provide an understanding of the relationship between the United States and Russia in the aftermath of the Cold War. The Department offers a Minor in Russian Studies. . Both German and Russian programs offer a full range of extra-curricular activities in which students and faculty participate.

Today, Dr. Sarah Koellner presented at the annual Teaching Learning and Technology Conference at CofC on her use of digital mapping technology on assignments in her class "Behind Crumbling Walls" on the Deutschland 83/86 series.

This Monday, 10 German majors and minors arrived in Berlin for the 4-week intensive language course at the Carl Duisburg Institute, which will be followed by 2-month internship placements throughout Germany. It looks like they're over their jetlag and enjoying das Leben in der Hauptstadt!

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Job prospects high for SC college grads entering the tight labor market

It's a great time to be going on the job market, as College of Charleston Career Center's Jim Allison notes in this article, with a shout-out to the German-American Business Summit included! https://www.postandcourier.com/business/job-prospects-high-for-sc-college-grads-entering-the-tight/article_6a57f8be-6c2f-11e9-83b6-a7646d93d44c.html

postandcourier.com It's a good time to be a college graduate. Nationally, hiring for new college grads is expected to be up almost 11 percent this year compared to the spring of

Congratulations to all of our graduating Russian Studies Minors and German/German Studies minors and majors, who, like LCWA Russian Studies Award Winner Alisa Savchenko, have been a joy to work with and are headed for great things!

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CofC Veteran and Military Students Inducted into Honor Society

today.cofc.edu The College of Charleston is the first higher education institution in South Carolina to establish a campus chapter of SALUTE, a national honor society for veteran and military students.

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CofC Veteran and Military Students Inducted into Honor Society

congrats to German majors and veterans Denicee Becker, Anna Kelley, and Matthew Morris, who were inducted last week into the CofC chapter of SALUTE, a national honor society that recognizes the service and scholastic achievements of veteran and military students. https://today.cofc.edu/2019/05/08/salute-national-honor-society-veteran-military-students/

today.cofc.edu The College of Charleston is the first higher education institution in South Carolina to establish a campus chapter of SALUTE, a national honor society for veteran and military students.

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Graduating Senior Wins Fulbright Award to Teach in Germany

A great profile of graduating German and Computer Information Systems double major and Fulbright Award Winner Hillary McLaurin--congrats, HIllary!
https://today.cofc.edu/2019/05/06/hillary-mclaurin-fulbright/

today.cofc.edu A double-major in German and computer information systems at the College of Charleston, Hillary McLaurin will teach English to school children in Germany this fall as part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

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Record Number of CofC Students Receive Fulbright Awards

Congrats to graduating German and Computer Info Systems double major Hillary Mclaurin on her Fulbright and to the record breaking number of Fulbright recipients at CofC this year, all of whom combined a field of study with a second major or minor in a Foreign Language! https://today.cofc.edu/2019/05/03/record-number-of-students-receive-fulbright-awards/

today.cofc.edu Four students and one graduate from the College of Charleston earned Fulbright Awards for the 2019-2020 academic year, which will fund their overseas work for the coming year.

CofC German program alumni and graduating senior German majors and minors, be sure to come to 11 Glebe on Friday from 5-7pm!

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Walpurgisnacht – Walpurgis Night

germanculture.com.ua In Germany, Walpurgisnacht, the night from 30 April to 1 May, is the night when witches are reputed to hold a large celebration on the Brocken and await the arr

Thank you all for coming! The "80s Party" aka. "Deutschland 86" screening was a huge success. We could have not imagined a better end to this semester! All the best and "viel Erfolg für die Abschlussexamen."

4, 3, 2, 1 . . . our German 102 students are celebrating the last day of class today with a screening of the first episode of the series "Deutschland 86" (English subtitles). All students are welcome! 6pm, JC Long 402B

Professor Della Lana and this year's 10 students participating in the CofC Summer Internship program in Germany are having their pre-departure orientation conference call with Cultural Vistas in New York. Soon they'll all be heading to Berlin for an intensive language course in May and then to their internship placements in Germany in June and July!

Tonight's reading and discussion with Mo Asumang was fantastic! Thanks to Mo and to everyone who came out!

Many thanks to our students who represented German and Russian Studies today at the Accepted Students Weekend Major/Minor fair: Alexis Graham, Stephanie Selker, Raymond Simmons, Daniel Messick, Tyler Owens, and Aleksey Gorman!

[04/12/19]   Congratulations to graduating German and Political Science double majors Tim Housand and Stephanie Selker, who presented on their senior theses at the William V. Moore Student Research Conference today!

Timothy Housand: "Evaluating Knowledge Coproduction in the Salmon Peoples of Arctic Rivers."

Stephanie Selker: "The Effect of Learning on Affective Polarization."

Congratulations to German and International Business major Jonathan DIckey '21, who received a scholarship from Charleston Women in International Trade at the CWIT soiree tonight!

German and Russian Studies has some awesome events next Sunday through Tuesday: mark your calendars!

April 14th, 3pm: Anna Karenina, ECTR 118
April 15th: 6:30pm: Mo Asumang's "The Aryans" Burke
High Auditorium.
April 16th: 6:00pm: "Confronting Racism Face-to-Face,"
a reading with Mo Asumang, Arnold Hall.

Congratulations to graduating German and Computer Information Systems major Hillary McLaurin, who just received word that she has received a Fulbright Fellowship to be an English Teaching Assistant in Germany next year!!

Many thanks to our Russian and German Clubs for representing our programs at the World Cultures Fair on the Cistern today!

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Dr. Sarah Koellner presents at the annual conference of the Northeastern Modern Language Association | germanrussiannews

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blogs.cofc.edu Dr. Sarah Koellner presents at the annual conference of the Northeastern Modern Language Association Leave a reply Dr. Sarah Koellner, Visiting Assistant Professor of German at CofC, recently presented at the Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA) conference in Washington D.C., on a panel....

CofC's Iota Pi Chapter of the national German honor society Delta Phi Alpha inducted 11 new student members and awarded honorary member Hugh Tant with an honorary diploma recognizing his completion of the German Major as a non-degree seeking student. As part of the ceremony, honorary DPA member professor David Templeton's voice majors performed Lieder, accompanied by honorary DPA member professor Robin Zemp. Photos by Dani Delgado.

CofC's Iota Pi Chapter of the national German honor society Delta Phi Alpha inducted 11 new student members and awarded honorary member Hugh Tant with an honorary diploma recognizing his completion of the German Major as a non-degree seeking student. As part of the ceremony, honorary DPA member professor David Templeton's voice majors performed Lieder, accompanied by honorary DPA member professor Robin Zemp. Photos by Dani Delgado.

Mr. Adam Chubb – at 6 feet and 10 inches the tallest man in the picture -- came to visit Dr. Tom Baginski’s First-Year Experience Seminar on Sports in German culture this week and spoke to Tom’s students about his 12-year professional overseas basketball career. Adam played in over 330 Bundesliga games in his 10 years of playing professionally in the German Basketball Bundesliga. In addition to playing professionally in Spain and South Korea, he competed with the USA National Olympic Selection Team.

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Kaitlyn MacKinnon ’20 receives study abroad scholarship from the German Language & Culture Foundation in Charlotte | germanrussiannews

Congrats, Kaitlyn MacKinnon and many thanks to the German Language & Culture Foundation in Charlotte for the support! http://blogs.cofc.edu/germanrussiannews/2019/03/19/kaitlyn-mackinnon-20-receives-study-abroad-scholarship-from-the-german-language-culture-foundation-in-charlotte/

blogs.cofc.edu Kaitlyn MacKinnon ’20 receives study abroad scholarship from the German Language & Culture Foundation in Charlotte Leave a reply Congratulations to CofC Communications major and German minor Kaitlyn MacKinnon, who has received a study abroad scholarship from the German Language & Culture Foundatio...

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The 'Kölsche Kippa Köpp': A Jewish Carnival club | DW | 28.02.2019

Kamelle, Kamelle! Happy Rosenmontag everyone! Today is the high point of Karneval in Cologne. Check out this fascinating story about a new Karneval club in the mix today that is picking up the tradition of a former club in the 1920s: the "Cologne Yarmulke Heads": https://www.dw.com/en/the-k%C3%B6lsche-kippa-k%C3%B6pp-a-jewish-carnival-club/a-47689474

dw.com For the first time since the Nazi era, there's a Jewish Carnival club: the Kölsche Kippa Köpp. Its aim: to show that they are an integral part of the local Carnival traditions.

Welcome to all of the high school seniors who attended accepted students' weekend at CofC today! We hope you got a chance to talk with Dr. Koerner at the majors/minors fair--he clearly enjoyed meeting you!

Breaking news: filmmaker, television personality, and author Mo Asumang will return to CofC on April 15th and 16th for two events, a screening of her 2014 film "The Aryans" at the Burke High School Auditorium on April 15th and a reading and discussion of her new book at CofC on April 16th! Pencil in those dates now and plan to come!

College of Charleston Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program

Tonight at 7:30pm, Dr. Marion Kapler speaks on "Gender and the Holocaust" in the Stern Center Ballroom.

Join Jewish Studies and the College of Charleston - German & Russian Studies as we host the Inaugural Arnold M. Nemirow Lecture in Holocaust Studies, tonight at 7:30PM in the Stern Center Ballroom.

Marion Kaplan is the Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at New York University and author of Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany. One of three books by Kaplan to have won the National Jewish Book Award, this volume, published in 1998, was among the first to explore how gender influenced individual and collective Jewish responses to Nazi policy. Since then, research on gender and the Holocaust has proliferated. Join us as Kaplan discusses the state of the field before and since the release of her pivotal and seminal work.

Gender and the Holocaust

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German Embassy on Twitter

Many thanks to the German Embassy for the support of our 3rd German-American Business Summit and to Alina Burkholder for the great video she created! https://twitter.com/GermanyinUSA/status/1098945718914564101

“The @CofC recently hosted its 3rd German-American Business Summit, bringing together students & German companies in the southeastern US. Focusing on innovation & workforce development, the summit was a big success strengthening 🇩🇪-🇺🇸 ties in the region. #WunderbarTogether http...

This Saturday, German majors are shooting a film for Virtual SC's statewide online German 3 program for high school students. Many thanks to Aliyah Anderson, George Gabriel, Grant Pigeon, Hillary McLaurin, and Stephanie Selker for donating their acting talents and their Saturday!

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EDEKA - Supergeil / english subtitles

German alumni and friends: YOU ARE SUPERGEIL (super awesome)!

Many thanks to all of our inspiring alumni and friends who donated to the study abroad award as part of the Give to What you Love Campaign--a total of $2,230 was raised that will awarded to a major or minor studying abroad in Germany this summer!
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This is an unoffical translation of the new german Edeka commercial. I own nothing. Copyright is all on Edeka. As explanation the german words "super geil" a...

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Give to what you love 2019

Happy Valentines Day Everyone--today is the last day to give to our study abroad award for a student studying in Germany this summer! Donate here: https://giving.cofc.edu/GTWYL/LCW?fbclid=IwAR3M3baAWkFBROAZDikPhikmHW547yxQB6H0qzBPLLVgeu0JT5j4WSphbec

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This is "Give to what you love 2019" by College of Charleston Foundation on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

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Thanks to Claire Hall '03 for her donation to the German Program Alumni Study abroad fund!

She writes: "My German studies and time abroad, facilitated by the College of Charleston, led me to the work I do today. I remember my last month in Tuebingen searching for anywhere that took credit cards because my Bankkonto was empty! Grateful I am now able to give back. Any other CofC German alums out there - please consider a gift to support a student studying abroad."

Join her in donating--two more days to do so: https://giving.cofc.edu/GTWYL/LCW

http://german.cofc.edu/documents/Claire_Hall_Polisci_German_03.jpg

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The German program class of 2012 is rocking it today: Cassie Falk '12 just donated to the German Program Alumni Scholarship as well! Why? She wants to help our current students have the experience she did: "I cannot say enough about how my study abroad experience enhanced my college experience. When in Germany, with a safety net removed, I learned what type of person I am and just how independent I can be. I got to travel, explore, and grow so much more than I thought possible." Join her and help us send a student to Germany this summer! https://giving.cofc.edu/GTWYL/LCW?fbclid=IwAR2j59POVABqDZll68mGYhzzeYyOIvqACucNRnHjOreWaYshSuvo_BBb3wA

Thanks to Benjamin Simpson '12, who just donated to the German Program Alumni & Friends Study Abroad award! In his own words:

"The faculty and students at CofC were very much my family during my time at the College, and I am the successful professional I am today because of my time and experiences with the German Department. I was able to receive a top-notch education from true masters of the field, as well as study abroad across Germany, thanks to their support. It is therefore with very great pride that I am finally able to give back in some small way to those who invested so much in me.

As a member of the C of C German Program Alumni Leadership Team, I am also proud to announce that we hope to use the money raised with this "Give to What You Love" campaign to award a Study Abroad Scholarship to a student of German in the coming year, to assist them with the costs of studying in Europe. As many of you know, the chance to study abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that opens minds, hearts, and spirits to so many lessons beyond academics and classrooms. Any amount you are able and willing to donate, even $1, will be appreciated and used with gratitude to enable further learning and cultural exchange - a vital endeavor in these times!"

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German-SC business ties remain strong in face of trade war uncertainties

last week's 3rd German-American Business Summit continues to resonate today with an article in the Postandcourier! https://www.postandcourier.com/business/german-sc-business-ties-remain-strong-in-face-of-trade/article_5e1d6770-2bb4-11e9-a71d-2f1b4b8982e5.html

postandcourier.com The American, German, South Carolina, North Charleston, and Mercedes-Benz flags fly together at the German automaker's new $500 million campus in North Charleston's Palmetto Commerce Park. Wade Spees/Staff/File

This weekend, Russian Studies program director Dr. Irina Erman is at the conference of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages to present her paper “How a Man Killed His Wife: Tolstoy’s “Kreutzer Sonata” and Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Dead House.” Best Wishes for a productive conference, Dr. Erman!

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everydayhero: Give To What You Love

Alumni and friends: our German Program Alumni group is raising money to award study abroad scholarship award for one of our summer interns as part of the CofC Give to what you Love campaign! Donate here to the German Studies Fund by Valentines Day and you'll receive a letter from the recipient next fall in which they describe their transformative experience! Donate here and post about it to encourage your fellow alumni and friends: https://donate.everydayhero.com/us/give-to-what-you-love/german-studies-fund

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