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School of Languages, Cultures, and Race College of Arts and Sciences


Russian  Minor

Program Overview

The Russian Federation is the largest country in the world, offering a potentially huge market for varied cooperation with the United States. Consequently, the Russian language is valuable for students in international diplomacy, trade, environmental issues, and many other fields. Because fewer Americans speak Russian than other European languages, those who do have a competitive edge on the job market.
The Russian program now offers a minor through introductory 100 and 200 level courses up to the culture and film courses at the 300 and 400 level. It is possible for students taking Russian language courses to earn a minor in Global Studies.

Study Abroad

Students may participate in a low-cost summer study-abroad program through the Honors College. Learn about Russian culture and history and get first-hand experience of contemporary life in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Compare and contrast two of the most famous Russian capital cities. Visit Moscow Kremlin, Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral.  Enjoy 1000 years of Russian Art at  The State Tretyakov Gallery and visit Museum-Estate of Lev Tolstoy.

In St. Petersburg take a city tour by bus and visit the Hermitage, formerly the imperial residence and currently a world famous art museum. Take a day trip to  majestic Peterhof.

Enjoy the perfect balance of guide assistance and group activity with ample freedom for independent exploration.