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Explore the Slavic World

Deepen your understanding of Slavic culture and the human experience through big books, European cinema, visual art, and more.

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Dynamic Viewpoints

Our students pursue diverse careers in communication, teaching, science and business. Employers value their ability to respond to an ever-changing world and its increasingly complex demands.

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Our department exists at the crossroads of many cultures, creeds and national traditions. Lectures, festivals and film screenings provide opportunities to share and celebrate those differences.

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We provide a well-rounded understanding of Central Europe, Russia, the former Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe through a study of their languages and an exploration of their literatures and cultures.

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We offer a multifaceted approach to learning about a complex region recognized for its international influence. Our students learn to evaluate linguistic and cultural differences in a global context.

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New Major in Global Literary Studies!

A dynamic collaboration of multiple UW departments, Global Literary Studies (GLITS) introduces students to works of literature from around the world and from all eras of human history.

Global Literary Studies
Вот однажды один человек пошел на служ- бу, да по дороге встретил другого человека, который, купив польский батон, направлялся к себе восвояси. Вот, собственно, и все.
Once a man went to work, and on the way he met another man who, having bought a loaf of white bread, was going back home. That’s about it.
Daniil Kharms, Incidences

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