Students learn to speak, listen, read, and write in Russian; study Russian music, art, customs, literature, and cuisine; and develop their abilities to think comparatively and internationally.

Majors choose from such upper-level offerings as Advanced Russian, Russian Civilization, Russian Literature, Composition and Conversation, Tolstoy in English, and Dostoevsky in English. Cultural functions and conversation hours take place in the Russian House, a stately, historic, stone-faced dwelling where several Russian-language students live with a native Russian speaker.

Upcoming Events

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Russian Department welcomes Dr. Yuliya Ladygina
March 25, 2015
We are excited to announce that Dr. Yuliya Ladygina will be joining us this fall as Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian. Dr. Ladygina holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Slavic Studies from the University of California-San Diego. She is presently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian at Williams College and a Research Associate at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute."
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Dr. Skomp speaks at Miami University
March 25, 2015
On March 9, Prof. Elizabeth Skomp gave a guest lecture at the Havighurst Center at Miami University of Ohio: “I am the narrator of my time: Ludmila Ulitskaya as personalizing the past and engaging the present.”
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Foreign Language Degrees Pay Off!
September 8, 2014
According to a study published in the Wall Street Journal and conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, among liberal arts graduates, the highest paying entry-level salaries are paid to students with foreign language and literature degrees. The average starting salary for foreign language degree holders in 2014 was $46,900/year.
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