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Related Academic Programs

Vanderbilt is a highly interdisciplinary university, with numerous programs available for student who wish to add depth or breadth to their primary area of study. The following programs may be of particular interest to students in the Department of German, Russian, and East European Studies.

Max Kade Center for European and German Studies

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Members of the Bundestag, Germany’s Parliament, speak to students in a German/European Studies class.

The Max Kade Center for European and German Studies is an interdisciplinary academic program within the College of Arts and Science, focused on modern European history, politics, cultures, and languages. In addition to a highly flexible European Studies major, the program offers joint majors with several departments, including German, Russian and East European Studies.


Comparative Media Analysis and Practice (CMAP)

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CMAP students in a summer workshop

Comparative Media Analysis and Practice (CMAP) is a joint Ph.D. program that pairs study for a primary degree, such as the Ph.D. in German Studies, with critical investigation of modern media culture and the innovative making of digital objects. Participants engage in seminars and projects as a cohort. To help meet the demands of joint requirements, German Studies Ph.D. students can apply for a year of CMAP funding in addition to the five years of standard support provided by GREES.