Join the Russian Conversation Table or Russian Tea Time to immerse yourself in the language and culture.
Taking Russian courses will fulfill your language requirement (SGR #4) and make you more competitive for national scholarships and federal internships.
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.
The Russian Studies minor features two years (fourteen credit hours) of the Russian language. Introductory Russian I (RUSS 101) and Intermediate Russian I (RUSS 201) are offered in the fall, with Introductory Russian II (RUSS 102) and Intermediate Russian II (RUSS 202) offered in the spring.
Ciara Duffy traveled to Russia during a study abroad opportunity to learn more about the Soviet system, the politics and economics of Russia and the culture of modern-day Russia and its citizens.
Much is to be gained by studying a particular culture's language and literature to better understand the mindsets of others whose background is different from one's own.
— Jenna Hayes
The Dr. Elizabeth Spivey and David C. Bergin Endowed Scholarship is available to students who minor in Russian Studies.