Russian Language and Literature
Russian literature is full of memorable stories and characters, and reading these works in their original language will give you a whole new perspective. Learning Russian, as with any new language, challenges how you write, speak, and think about English. One of the six official languages of the United Nations, Russian is a beneficial second language for international relations. In addition to advanced language courses, you will study creative works from films to sci-fi novels. Many of our students experience Russian culture firsthand by spending a semester abroad in Moscow, St. Petersburg, or perhaps in another Russian-speaking country.
For students interested in Russian in general, we offer two tracks, Russian language and literature (a major and a minor, listed below), and also Russian Studies.