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.
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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."Read more
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.”Read more
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.Read more