The Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies offers programs of study that are intended to develop a critical awareness of both Russia and Eurasia and to provide the linguistic and intellectual tools necessary for sustained engagement with this area of the world. Students wishing to focus on Eurasia will find that mastery of Russian and a grasp of Russia’s historical role on the Eurasian continent are essential to developing a deep understanding of regions where native non-Russian peoples lived under Russian and Soviet rule. Students who major in Russian and Eurasian studies will also gain a background in the cultures of Eurasia, where questions regarding global energy and the influence of Islamic culture are vitally important. All courses are designed to contribute in various ways to the College's Learning Goals and the Russian & Eurasian Studies department's learning goals. Detailed information on required credits and courses for our major and the minors we offer can be found in the Russian and Eurasian Studies chapter of the course catalog.
Five College Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Certificate
This certificate program offers students the opportunity to take advantage of the significant multidisciplinary resources in the Five Colleges on Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The certificate consists of a minimum of six courses. Courses applied to the certificate may also be used to fulfill major requirements. The list of courses fulfilling particular requirements is maintained and regularly updated by the Five College Committee for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.
Please see the Five College Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies website for more information.