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Russian Program

Why Study Russian?

  • Russia is home to one of the world’s greatest literatures. Chekhov, Tolstoy, and Dostoyevsky are best in the original.
  • Russian is the most widely spoken Slavic language. Fluency in Russian helps one to master other Slavic languages.
  • Russia is the world’s largest country with its own distinctive voice in the international community.
  • Russian is one of six working languages of the United Nations and is used in international meetings and documents.
  • Russian is still the language of international communication within the former Soviet Union, the area that accounts for one-sixth of the world’s landmass.

Courses Offered

  • RUSS 100- Elementary Russian
  • RUSS 200- Intermediate Russian I
  • RUSS 210- Intermediate Russian II
  • RUSS 300- Readings in Russian

Course Rotation

Russian Long Term Schedule (updated spring 2012)

FALL 2012 RUSS 100
SPRING 2013 RUSS 200
FALL 2013 RUSS 100 AND RUSS 210
SPRING 2014 RUSS 200 AND RUSS 300
FALL 2014 RUSS 100 AND RUSS 210
SPRING 2015 RUSS 200 AND RUSS 300
FALL 2015 RUSS 100 AND RUSS 210
SPRING 2016 RUSS 200 AND RUSS 300
FALL 2016 RUSS 100 AND RUSS 210

This projection of course offerings is provided to students and their advisors to assist in schedule planning. Although the department will make every effort to offer courses as described herein, unforeseen circumstances may make an occasional modification necessary (for example, the unavailability of a qualified faculty member or the shortage of adjunct monies for our Critical Language Program).