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The Classroom Experience
Courses offered by the department concentrate on Russian language and on Russia's achievements in culture and literature. Students also take courses in Russian film, religion, and art, as well as economics, history, geography, politics, international relations, and gender studies at Mount Holyoke, and are encouraged to explore the numerous courses offered in the Five Colleges. Please also see our
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I got an understanding of how the yurt really worked as a part of the nomadic culture - light, easy to assemble, and versatile.
What was the Cold War and how did it transform Europe? Take a look at this tumultuous time from all the angles.
What should U.S. policy be towards Russia and the developing new states of the Baltics, Central Asia, and the Caucasia?
Refused publication in the USSR, used by the CIA as a tool for creating dissent, and made into a movie starring Omar Sharif!
"I challenge you to a duel!" bellowed the cat, soaring over their heads on a swaying chandelier, a Browning appearing in his paws. The cat took aim....
Arguably one of the best books ever written...how could you not want to take this class?!?
Russian is the language of diverse people and diverse opportunities. It can connect you to people, places, and ideas that you may never have imagined!
Continue on your path to fluency!
Taking Spain, Canada, Russia, and former Yugoslavia, we will focus on nationalist movements within these states and the central governments' responses.
What's so special about nineteenth century Russian literature? Take this course and find out!
What are the sources of evil and redemption?
William Faulkner called the novel "the best ever written," and to Dostoyevsky it was "flawless as a work of art."
How do we understand Russia in the twenty-first century?
Looking for a new perspective? Learn a new alphabet and see the world in ways you've never imagined!
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