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Russian Studies

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College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

 

Open Doors with Russian

 

You always hear students say, “Oh, Russian?  No way! That’s too hard!”  But it’s easier than you think! The alphabet looks daunting, but is easily conquerable.  And we only have three verb tenses. What better news is there than that? And when you visit Russia you'll find that the warm, generous people will love you even if you only know a little bit of their language.

Students of the Russian studies program will not only work with the beautiful language but will also have the opportunity through a variety of courses to learn about this unique, fascinating culture and its long history. They do this through Russia's world-renowned literature and through other media such as film, the Internet, political essays and the arts. A working knowledge of Russian can help you in countless fields from government service, politics, economics, international business, the fuel industries, art history and even music, dance, ice skating and hockey.

Areas of study

  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Social Issues in Literature
  • Politics and Literature
  • Literature and Language as Expression of Distinct Cultures
  • Great Authors and Themes
  • Business
  • Cinema

Career options  

  • Education
  • Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Diplomacy
  • Business and Industry
  • Law Enforcement and National Security
  • The Arts

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Literature/Linguistics Education
  • Hospitality Management
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • International Relations/Public Policy
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice

What’s special about this program?

Russian at the University of Delaware affords students an opportunity to set themselves apart. It opens doors in the international arena that cannot be opened by other languages. A focus on the essential skills of speaking and writing drives all of our courses. Study abroad is also highly encouraged to further skills learned in the classroom. Though it takes longer to reach the same point as it does in the study of a Romance language, students will graduate with a functional knowledge of the language and culture that will guide them to their next destination in world politics, business or any field that touches the great land mass of Russian-speaking peoples.

Get involved

Russian Club

Dobro Slovo National Slavic Honor Society

Study abroad opportunities available through ACTR/ACCELS, CIEE, SRAS, KEI and more

Sample curriculum

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

MATH113

Contemporary Mathematics or higher

 

RUSS105

 

Beginning Russian

RUSS106

 

Beginning/Intermediate Russian

 

UNIV101 

 

First Year Experience
 

University Breadth Courses

 

 

Elective Courses

 

RUSS107

Intermediate Russian

 

RUSS200

Russian Grammar Review

 

RUSS211

Russian Reading and Composition

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Elective Courses

 

  Discovery Learning Experience
FLLT375

Topics in Russian and Soviet Culture

 

RUSS305

Advanced Conversation

 

RUSS310

Introduction to Russian Literature I

 

 

Elective Courses

 

 

Second Writing Course

 

  University Breadth Course
RUSS312

Introduction to Russian Literature II

 

RUSS325

Russian Civilization and Culture

 

RUSS401

Advanced Grammar and Composition

 

RUSS465

Seminar on specific Russian author or genre

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses

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