Russian

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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News

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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Russian Artists' Exhibit Coming to Chattanooga
August 19, 2013
Icons in Transformation — a dramatic 180-piece traveling exhibit — features the contemporary icons of Russian-born artist Ludmila Pawlowska and includes some traditional icons painted by the monks of the Vassilevsky Monastery in Russia. The exhibit has traveled to cathedrals throughout Europe and the US and in now coming to Chattanooga from September 8 to November 10! The works on view at Saint Paul’s will include several large paintings, some of which will be suspended in the church, providing stunning and dramatic visual impression. Additional pieces will be on display at Second Presbyterian Church located across Pine Street.
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