Recent Graduate Courses

The following graduate courses are sample offerings by the department.
Please note that course content varies among instructors.

The Academic Calendar lists the wide range of graduate courses the department offers.

Course title, number and instructor

Short course description

Introduction to the disciplines in Germanic and Slavic Studies

GMST 501
SLST 501 

Course Outline

An introduction to the research specialities that make up Germanic and Slavic Studies: literary and cultural studies, film studies, cultural history and second language acquisition. May include sessions on how to write a research grant proposal, do sophisticated library research, prepare a bibliography and write a thesis proposal.

Theory and Practice

GMST 502 / SLST 502

Introduces students to the theories and methodologies that animate the disciplines of Germanic and Slavic studies and may include topics such as professional skills, pedagogy and thesis writing.

SLST 581 x SLST 482 

Course Outline

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Examines the common and unique features of genocides, ethnic cleansings, and forced population transfers in twentieth-century Eastern Europe including the Ukrainian Famine, the Holocaust and the Bosnian War.

SLST 598 Research Paper or Project

A major research paper under the guidance of a supervisor and committee member. Students can also opt to submit a visual arts project, a performance-based production, or a creative writing project.

SLST 599 Thesis

A01 On campus
A02 Off Campus

A thesis/project-based program is ideal for developing your knowledge in a specialized area of research. You will pursue an independent and original research project that culminates in a thesis. You'll work under the supervision of a faculty member whose expertise matches your research area.

Students are required to prepare a substantial research document (thesis/dissertation) that makes an original scholarly contribution to their field.
Master’s students must also defend their thesis in front of an examination committee.

A thesis/project-based master’s program will typically take two years to complete, up to a maximum of four years.