Brandeis Study Abroad Account

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Majors and Minors

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Berlin, Germany


To assist students with their academic choices abroad and to help answer any questions about receiving major/ minor credit while abroad, each academic department and program has assigned a faculty member to serve as the Study Abroad Liaison.

The following departmental pages are designed to assist students in answering frequently asked questions, highlight special programs, and provide department specific information. As new department pages are created, more links will be added.

Dept/ Program Name & Contact Link
African and Afro-American Studies (AAAS) Prof. Chad Williams
American Studies (AMST) Prof. Steve Whitfield
Anthropology (ANTH)

Prof. Ellen Schattschneider

Biochemistry (BCHM) Prof. Daniel Oprian
Biology (BIOL)

Prof. Neil Simister (fall)
Prof. Rachel Woodruff (spring)

Business (BUS) Prof. Detlev Suderow 
Chemistry (CHEM) Prof. Bruce Foxman
Chinese Language (CHIN) Prof. Xiwen Lu
Classics (CLAS) Prof. Cheryl Walker
Comparative Literature (COML) Prof. David Powelstock
Computer Science (COSI) Prof. Timothy Hickey
Creative Writing (CR) Prof. Olga Broumas
East Asian Studies (EAS) Prof. Gary Jefferson
Economics (ECON) Prof. Scott Redenius
Education (ED) Prof. Marya Levenson
English (ENG) Prof. David Sherman
Environmental Studies (ENVS) Prof. Laura Goldin
European Cultural Studies (ECS) Prof. Stephen Dowden
Film, Television and Interactive Media (FILM) Prof. Steven Burg
Fine Arts: Art History (FA) Prof. Peter Kalb
Fine Arts: Studio Art (FA) Prof. Peter Kalb
French & Francophone Studies (FREN) Prof. Martine Voiret
German Language and Literature (GER) Prof. Kathrin Seidl
Hebrew (HBRW) Prof. Sara Hascal
Health: Science, Society, and Policy (HSSP)

Prof. Sara Shostak

Hispanic Studies (HISP)

Prof. Jim Mandrell (fall)
Prof. Fernando Rosenberg (spring)

History (HIST) Prof. Gregory Freeze
International & Global Studies (IGS) Prof. Chandler Rosenberger
Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (IMES) Prof. Nader Habibi
Italian Studies (ITAL) Prof. Paola Servino
Japanese Language (JAPN) Prof. Hisae Fujiwara
Journalism (JOUR) Prof. Maura Jane Farrelly
Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Prof. Charles Golden
Legal Studies (LGLS) Prof. Richard Gaskins
*Prof. Gaskins is available via e-mail for advising and signatures can be obtained from Melissa Stimell or Nancy Feldman.
Linguistics (LING) Prof. Lotus Goldberg & Sophia Malamud
Mathematics (MATH) Prof. Ira Gessel
Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MERL) Prof. Jonathan Decter
Music (MUS)  Prof. Sarah Mead
Near Eastern and Judaic Studies (NEJS) Prof. Ilana Szobel
Neuroscience (NEUR) Prof. Paul Miller
Peace and Conflict Studies (PAX) Prof. Gordie Fellman
Philosophy (PHIL) Prof. Eli Hirsch
Physics (PHYS) Prof. Dave Roberts
Politics (POL)

Prof. Jytte Klausen

Psychology (PSYC) Prof. Joseph Cunningham
Religious Studies (REL) Prof. Marc Brettler
Russian Studies (RUS) Prof. David Powelstock
Sexuality and Queer Studies (SQS) Prof. Sue Lanser
Social Justice and Social Policy (SJSP) Prof. David Cunningham
Sociology (SOC) Prof. Karen Hansen
South Asian Studies (SAS) Prof. Ulka Anjaria
Theater (THA) Prof. Jennifer Cleary
Women's and Gender Studies (WMGS) Prof. Dian Fox