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The Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures teaches 6 different languages. Find out more about the scope of our language instruction.


GSLL regularly offers classes in linguistics, literature, film, philosophy and culture. Learn more about the breadth of our courses.


GSLL has 5 different majors and 3 minors, including a brand new Central European Studies degree. Explore our degrees and concentrations.
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In addition to teaching Germanic, Slavic, and East European languages, the Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures offers a wide array of innovative courses in literature, linguistics, film, culture and theory spanning the Viking Age to the Digital Age. With its five different undergraduate majors, three minors, as well as the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies, GSLL is a vibrant community of students and scholars devoted to studying, teaching, and researching the riches of Balkan, Czech, German, Hungarian, Polish, and Russian cultures.

Research Spotlight

GSLL faculty are continually writing and sharing their research. Find out more about some of our most recent work.

GSLL Experience

GSLL offers a small collegiate experience at a big public university. Learn more about student experiences in Chapel Hill and abroad.

Student Awards

Every year our students are recipients of prestigious local, national and international awards. See what our students are up to.

News From Alumni

After graduation students, our students find success in myriad professions around the globe. Learn more about where they are now.