Bachelor On Campus

German and Russian

Willamette University

48 months
53300 USD/year
53300 USD/year
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German and Russian at Willamette University possess some of the world’s richest cultural heritage. Germany is Europe’s dominant nation in economic power and population. Russia, the world’s largest country, is on a path to modernization and going through a period of tremendous change.


This multidisciplinary approach provides a broader knowledge of each country’s culture and deepens your understanding of its language. Our dedicated Language Learning Center utilizes such learning programs as VoiceThread, a “virtual learning” tool that enables conversations from anywhere in the world to be shared and stored in one place. German and Russian program at Willamette University has a strong international exchange program with many opportunities on campus for cultural interaction, plus options to study abroad – in Berlin, Munich, Graz, Tübingen, Vienna and Simferopol.Many roads forwardGerman and Russian majors have many career options available, including government services, journalism, business, technology, translation, education, law and with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating worldwide. You can also go on to graduate school in German or Russian literature and studies.

Key features

  • Small classes where faculty and students know each other and work closely together
  • Broad curriculum that includes language, literature, film, history, philosophy and culture
  • Strong exchange program with study abroad opportunities in Berlin, Munich, Tübingen, Graz, and Vienna. Russian majors often attend Tavrida National University in Simferopol.
  • Language Learning Center, multimedia technology tools, films, TV programs and VoiceThread (virtual learning)
  • External and internal research grant opportunities; one student recently received a grant for research on “Stalin’s ghost” (perceptions of Stalin in Crimea today)
  • Bilingual mentorship opportunities with native Russian speakers in local schools

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary German

  • Intermediate German
  • German Cinema and Visual Culture
  • German Composition and Discussion
  • Contemporary German Culture
  • Introduction to German Literature
  • Changing German Realities Since the Congress of Vienna
  • Realism and Naturalism
  • Modernism in Vienna and Berlin
  • Reading and Conference 
  • Senior Seminar
  • Literary Research
  • Elementary Russian I 
  • Elementary Russian II
  • Tolstoy's War and Peace
  • Intermediate Russian I
  • Intermediate Russian II
  • Russian Culture: Russian Ways and Views of Russia
  • Russian and Soviet Cinema
  • Great Short Stories from Russia
  • From Russia with Love: Family and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Russian Literature
  • The Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel
  • Topics in Russian Literature
  • Advanced Russian Grammar: Stylistics and Translation
  • Russian Composition and Discussion
  • Russian Civilization and Culture
  • Introduction to Russian Literature
  • Senior Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common application
    • Records of Secondary and Post-Secondary Academic Work
    • School Report Form and Counselor Recommendation
    • SAT or ACT scores - optional
    • Teacher Evaluation - optional
    • Official Language Test Score
    • Passport Photo Identification Page
    • Financial Guarantee Statement
    • Mailing Your Documents

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    53300 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 53300 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    53300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53300 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Oregon

1031 - 1701 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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