Office Hours

Spring 2015

  • MW 10:00–11:00
    and by appointment


Study abroad in Prague/Vienna/Budapest

Yoga and pilates

Central European Literature and Culture

Sewing, Crochet and embroidery



Cynthia Klima

Associate Professor of


Welles 206C
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454


Cynthia Klima has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1993.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D.,German - University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995
  • M.A., German - University of Oklahoma, 1986
  • B.A., Russian - University of Oklahoma, 1983

Research Interests

Her interests lie in German-Czech-Jewish relations, political relations in Europe, cultural history of Central Europe, Russian literature and cultural history, and the Germans and Jews of Prague. She has written numerous articles on Jewish contribution to culture in Central Europe, historical articles and book reviews on German, Czech, Russian and Jewish themes. Her translation of Paul Leppin’s Blaugast: A Novel of Decline was published in November 2007 by Twisted Spoon Press in Prague, Czech Republic. In addition, Dr. Klima is involved with Humanities/Central European Studies and Summer Study Abroad to Prague, Czech Republic. She is the coordinator for both the German minor and Central and Eastern European Studies minor.
Spring 2015 Classes

GERM 102:
Elementary German II

    A continuation of GERM 101. Prerequisites: GERM 101 or its equivalent. Offered every spring

GERM 325:
German Civilization

    A study of the social, political, intellectual, and cultural life of the target language country from the origins to the present. Prerequisites: GERM 301. Offered on regular rotation

HUMN 221:
H/Western Humanities II

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from 1600 to the present. The course is factual as well
    as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered. Prerequisite: Humn 220.
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