The Russian Studies program offers a multidisciplinary course of study, which combines the Russian language with courses related to Russian civilization, culture, history, politics and economy. A primary goal is to provide an understanding of the relationship between the United States and Russia in the aftermath of the Cold War. The Department of German & Russian Studies offers a minor in Russian Studies. More generally, the Department seeks to provide students with a broad range of courses, degree programs, study abroad opportunities and internships to develop proficiency and cultural literacy in German and Russian.  The department’s mission is to prepare all students for success as professionals and for life-long critical engagement as global citizens through the study of language, literature and media as an integral part of the liberal arts education.

Academic Information


Irina Erman (Coordinator of Russian Studies):