The Russian and Eurasian Studies Major and Minor

Leon Bakst, "Bacchante" costume design for the Ballets Russe.

The interdisciplinary major in Russian and Eurasian studies explores the historical, economic, political, and cultural interconnections among the peoples of the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. A minimum of 40 credits is required, as well as proficiency in the Russian language.

Both majors place emphasis on the analysis of texts, on effective oral and written argumentation, and on cooperative learning and independent work. Detailed information on required credits and courses for both majors can be found in the Russian and Eurasian Studies chapter of the course catalogue.

The Russian Language and Literature Major

For this interdisciplinary major, students explore the rich cultural heritage of Russia and the unique contributions Russia has made to world culture, especially during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The major in Russian literature and culture  requires a minimum of 36 credits, including at least 12 credits (3 courses) at the 300 level.

The Russian and Eurasian Studies Minors

The department offers four minors: language; language and literature; culture and literature; and Russian and Eurasian studies.

Please see the Russian and Eurasian studies chapter of the course catalogue for details on each.

Five College Certificate Program

Five College Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Certificate

Teacher Licensure in Russian and Eurasian Studies

Students interested in teaching Russian and Eurasian Studies can combine the major with a minor in education. See the Department of Psychology and Education's Teacher Licensure Program for more information.