Walter Leistikov - Waldsee (Forest Lake)
Walter Leistikov - Waldsee (Forest Lake)
Rumpus Room, Churchill
Rumpus Room, Churchill
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Charles H. Wolfe House
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Charles H. Wolfe House
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Summer Residence near Vienna Austria
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Summer Residence near Vienna Austria
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Service Station for Standard Oil
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Service Station for Standard Oil
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Schindler Shelter, Los Angeles
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Schindler Shelter, Los Angeles
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Puebla Ribera Court, LaJolla, CA (1923-1925)
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Puebla Ribera Court, LaJolla, CA (1923-1925)
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Portrait
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Portrait
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Oliver Residence, Los Angeles
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Oliver Residence, Los Angeles
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Lovell Beach House, Newport Beach
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Lovell Beach House, Newport Beach
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Living Room of Charles H. Wolfe House
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Living Room of Charles H. Wolfe House
Rudolph Michael Schindler - King's Road House, West Hollywood, CA
Rudolph Michael Schindler - King's Road House, West Hollywood, CA
Kem Weber - Walt Disney Studios Gate
Kem Weber - Walt Disney Studios Gate
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Bennati Cabin, Los Angeles
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Bennati Cabin, Los Angeles
Rudolph Michael Schindler
Rudolph Michael Schindler
Kem Weber - Steel Furniture for Lloyd Manufacturing Company (1934)
Kem Weber - Steel Furniture for Lloyd Manufacturing Company (1934)
Kem Weber - Macy's Department Store, Bathroom Vanity
Kem Weber - Macy's Department Store, Bathroom Vanity
Kem Weber - Kaufmann's Department Store, Dining Room
Kem Weber - Kaufmann's Department Store, Dining Room
Kem Weber - Dressing Table for Barker Brothers
Kem Weber - Dressing Table for Barker Brothers
Kem Weber - Airline Chair
Kem Weber - Airline Chair
Kem Weber Airline Cabin Interior
Kem Weber Airline Cabin Interior
Harvey Leepa - Untitled
Harvey Leepa - Untitled
Hans Rottenhamer - Perseus Rescuing Andromeda
Hans Rottenhamer - Perseus Rescuing Andromeda
George G. Adomeit - Untitled
George G. Adomeit - Untitled
Elie Gericke - Young Woman on Chaise
Elie Gericke - Young Woman on Chaise
Daniel Hopfer, Andrea Mantegna - Battle of Hippocamps
Daniel Hopfer, Andrea Mantegna - Battle of Hippocamps
Albrect Dürer - Joachim's Offering Rejected by the High Priest
Albrect Dürer - Joachim's Offering Rejected by the High Priest
Albrect Altdorfer - St. Christopher
Albrect Altdorfer - St. Christopher
Albrect Dürer - Knight, Death, and the Devil
Albrect Dürer - Knight, Death, and the Devil
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Warshaw House
Rudolph Michael Schindler - Warshaw House
Kem Weber - Market Center Prototype for Union Oil
Kem Weber - Market Center Prototype for Union Oil
Hans Burgkmair - The Master Falconer
Hans Burgkmair - The Master Falconer
Ernst Barlach - Urian Riding from Goethe
 
Ernst Barlach - Urian Riding from Goethe

Welcome to Germanic, Slavic & Semitic Studies!

The philosopher Franz Rosenzweig once wrote that as many languages one speaks, as many times one is a human being.

Our mission is to teach German, Russian and Modern Hebrew, and to research and teach the literatures and cultures of the peoples living in these languages. We offer classes that address the highly complex histories and cultures of German speaking countries, Slavic countries and of modern Israel. While our classes are steeped in the histories of these different literatures and cultures, our faculty believes that studying the past has an impact on the present, and that studying the diversity of literatures helps our students understand the present in its complexity and with the many challenges of a globalized world.

About a decade ago, the Report of the Presidential Humanities Commission of the University of California noted that the humanities “can help all members of the university community, but especially students, learn how to negotiate our culturally diverse contemporary world in ways that are both knowledgeable and sensitive.”

It is such knowledge and such sensitivity that the acquisition of other languages and the study of their multi-faceted literatures develop and foster in depth; in ways that deeply impact the learner’s and researcher’s life.

We invite you to join us in our endeavor and passion!

Willkommen!

ДОБРО ПОЖАЛОВАТЬ! 

ברוכים  הבאים!

Elisabeth Weber, Chair