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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Drs. Ladygina and Preslar Present their Research
November 16, 2015
Dr. Preslar and Dr. Ladygina recently participated in the 40th Annual Conference of the Society for Utopian Studies. This year's theme was “Global Flows: Diaspora, Diversity, and Divergence in Utopia.” On November 5th, Dr. Preslar presented his research paper “The Role of Diversity in Human Flourishing.” Dr. Ladygina delivered her paper “Cultural Encounters and Their Aftermath in Ol’ha Kobylians’ka’s First World War Fiction” on November 6th.
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Dr. Ladygina's Article Published
September 15, 2015
Dr. Yuliya Ladygina’s article “Beyond the Trenches: Ol’ha Kobylians’ka’s Literary Response to the First World War” came out with East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies, Vol. 2, No 2 (2015): 111-136.
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Russian House welcomes Maria Sokolova as Head Resident
August 31, 2015
This year Maria Sokolova will be living in the Russian House. Maria is from St. Petersurg, and will be tutoring first year students, organizing Russian House activities, while taking courses at Sewanee. She is interested in international relations, and was most recently at Bard College in New York.
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