Department of German and Russian
Our Department of German and Russian faculty prides itself on excellent advising of German and Russian majors and minors, and also offers advising for undeclared students, helping them choose courses in their search to determine the most appropriate and enriching major for their studies at UVM.
As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, we also offer TAP courses [Teacher-Advisor Program] in the Fall semester of each year for first-year students. Usually these are World Literature in Translation courses, for example in the Fall semester of 2010 we are offering two TAP courses: WLIT 017-B "From Enlightenment to Nazism" (Prof. Dennis Mahoney) and WLIT 018-A "Dreamers, Duelers and Demons: The Golden Age of Russian Literature" (Dr. Kathleen Scollins).
Previous TAP courses taught by our faculty in the Department of German and Russian have also included WLIT 017-A "Women under National Socialism" (Prof. Helga Schreckenberger); WLIT 018-A "Witches, Goblins & Ghosts: 19th-Century Russian Literature in Translation" (Prof. Kevin McKenna), GRS 091 "Modern Russia: 92 Years in the Making" (Prof. Kevin McKenna, Prof. Kenneth Nalibow). The instructor of each class of about 20 students also serves as the initial faculty advisor for each student in the class during the student's first year at UVM, and the small class format enables student and teacher to get to know each other well through the many hours of classroom contact.
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