Russian is not only an important first language in the largest country in Europe, it is also an important second language throughout Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The language of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, is now widely spoken along the great historical Silk Road trade route. Russian is an important language in politics and business.
Introductory Russian will be useful for those who want to travel, are in the performing arts and for those who want a strong foundation for their future independent study of a foreign language.
Russian is considered a critical language by the US Department of State. It is an important language for American foreign and security policymakers as well as NGOs and thinktanks. Learning Russian will help to make you more competitive for federal foreign policy and national security internships and government-sponsored language scholarships for study abroad.
Two years (fourteen credit hours) of the Russian Language.