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Interdisciplinary runs through everything GSLL does

Campus Centers, Institutes, & Seminars

North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop

The North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series (NCGS) fosters intellectual exchange among students, scholars and the wider community at both public and private institutions of higher learning in the Triangle.

The Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

MEMS brings together strengths in the study of the European Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Reformation, and other early modern fields, ranging from Shakespeare to Baroque art, from the crusades to the seventeenth-century wars of religion, from medieval Latin philosophers to the French thinkers of the Enlightenment.

UNC Global

UNC Global is responsible for the strategic execution of UNC’s internationalization objectives: to infuse a global dimension throughout the University’s teaching, research and service activities, to deepen and broaden UNC’s global reach, and to enhance its global visibility.

Interdisciplinary: From Undergraduates to Faculty

Undergraduate Interdisciplinary

A majority of Carolina undergraduates majoring in Germanic or Slavic languages and literatures have a second major and many others add on a German or Slavic minor in order to complement their major field(s). A glance at all the other disciplines that alumni graduating in 2014 combined with their GSLL major or minor makes clear that German and Slavic can be effectively matched with every discipline in Carolina’s College of Arts and Sciences:

  • Anthropology / Archeology
  • Arabic
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Studies
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English / Comparative Literature
  • Exercise & Sport Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Folklore
  • Global Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Peace, War, and Defense
  • Romance Languages
  • Slavic & East European Culture
  • Sociology
  • Women’s Studies

Graduate Interdisciplinary

A key component of graduate study in the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies is interdisciplinary study. Students regularly enroll in graduate seminars throughout the humanities and social sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University. Some of the most frequently visited departments in recent semesters include:

  • Anthropology
  • Communications
  • English
  • History
  • Literature Program (Duke)
  • Sociology
  • Women’s Studies

Faculty Interdisciplinary

As a result of its many cross-listed courses, GSLL has maintained longstanding working relationships with the departments of Comparative Literature, History, Sociology, Political Science, and Religious Studies.

In addition to these connections, GSLL faculty also have formal cross-appointments in:

  • African and Afro-American Studies
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature (including the Global Cinema program)
  • Jewish Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Religious Studies

In addition to these formal relationships, faculty regularly collaborate with faculty in:

  • Art History
  • Communication Studies
  • Philosophy